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Walled Garden tidy dates

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday 12th August, to take part in our Walled Garden Tidy. The dates of the next garden tidies are: Saturday 16th September Saturday 14th October Saturday 18th November. We were disappointed to see that  6 plants which we had put into one of the beds had been removed between last Sunday and Wednesday. They were just becoming established.  All new planting in the walled garden is donated by members of the public and Friends of Barshaw park and their supporters. Please spread the word that the plants in the garden are for everyone’s enjoyment and...
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Next phase of improvements commencing

The next stage of the investment in Barshaw Park is set to commence with the installation of new play equipment Works will start week commencing Monday 10 July  marking the second phase of improvement works. These works are part of a phased programme of infrastructure works. The works are likely to last approximately six weeks at Barshaw Parkdisruption to the public. The existing play areas in the park will still be operational throughout the works. The first phase of works which saw a series of upgrades made to pathways, roads and drainage systems improving areas affected by flooding and enhancing the overall...
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Walled Garden Tidy Dates 2017

Why not join us on these dates for a spot of gardening? You don’t have to be an expert, competent, or even a gardener! The willingness to participate and learn is all the qualifications you will need. The hours are 10am to 1pm but even 20 minutes would make all the difference.. Saturday 20th May Saturday 17th June Saturday 15th July Saturday 19th August Saturday 16th September Saturday 14th October Saturday 18th November

Annual Accounts

As a Registered Charity Friends of Barshaw park as required to make an annual return to OSCR, including our annual accounts. Our accounts and report for the last financial year rare published below: At the beginning of this financial year, Friends of Barshaw Park Committee made grant applications to various  made Friends of Barshaw Park Income and Expenditure Account April 2015 through March 2016                                                                        ...
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Vote for Barshaw as the best park in Scotland !

Hello, Fields in Trust have announced that Voting is now open for the UK’s Best Park award at http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark Fields in Trust were founded back in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V. Their mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development. Please cast your vote...
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Model Yacht Racing on the Pond at Barshaw Park

On Saturday 8 October, there is a day of model yacht racing on the pond in Barshaw Park. Clubs from across Scotland will compete as regional teams for the Karachi Cup. ailing will take place 0945 to 1530 with the presentation of the cup at approx 1600hrs. The weather forecast is good – come along and watch the highly skilled sailing!

Saturday 3 September. Doors Open Day Walled Garden Tour 4pm

Barshaw Park Peace Garden Come along to Barshaw Park for a guided walk of the walled Peace Garden at 4pm on Saturday 3rd September. The park was officially opened in 1986, the International Year of Peace, and features a variety of flowers and plant life. The tour will last approximately one hour and give insight into the recent history of the garden and historical information on Barshaw House.  

Our AGM will be on 20 April 2015 in Rowantree Cafe at 7.30pm. All our friends are welcome.Please let us know if you plan to attend. We are currently looking for up to 5 committee members to join the present Board. Previous experience is NOT necessary, simply a desire to support our efforts to maintain and improve our park. If you have skills in fund raising, marketing, consultation or like gardening, organising fetes, or tidy ups then so much the better, but a willingness to support our efforts is the main criteria. The minimum time required is 2 hours per month.

Anyone who is interested and wants to learn more can contact us by clicking on the “contact us” link on this web page or by private message on facebook.