Help Myatt’s Fields Park win a People’s Choice Award by making two clicks – one on http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/park-summary/?ParkID=864 and another to register your vote.
A record breaking 1424 parks and green spaces received a Green Flag award this year and now the public is being asked to nominate their site of the year.
Last year, The Old Station, Tintern in Monmouthshire won with over 2000 votes so we are facing stiff competition.
Voting closes on Sunday 14th October so please don’t delay! For more information visit www.greenflagaward.org.uk.
THE BIG DRAW THIS SATURDAY
We’ll have reggae music and art workshops around the bandstand from 1pm to 5pm this Saturday 13th October as everyone is welcome to join us to paint the park.
The London City Reggae choir will perform a variety of Jamaican music from ska through to dancehall and new roots reggae. They will be joined on the bandstand by DJ Zinc Fence who has been playing reggae in Brixton for more than 15 years and has run Catch A Fire Upstairs at the Ritzy for the past six years.
We’ll provide chalk for drawing on the ground, and artists will invite people to build a cardboard box “house” with a cress roof. We’ll also ask people to help us paint signs for our vegetable beds in the greenhouse.
New history and bio-diversity leaflets about the park will be available during the afternoon. We will also be giving out our new nature packs which allow people to help us record the bio-diversity found in the wildlife area.
We would very much appreciate help during the afternoon – setting up, working on the cake and beer stalls, helping run art activities and clearing away later. Please contact me if you can help via email or ring 0207 926 0394, stating which activity you’d like to help with.
The music is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MYATT’S FIELDS PARK PROJECT
Myatt’s Fields Park Project Group invites you to attend its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 15th November at 7pm at Longfield Hall, Knatchbull Road, London SE5. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part.
The group’s Executive Committee will be standing for re-election at this meeting. There are places for 10 elected members from the
community plus two co-opted members. Current members of the Executive Committee, who are local residents, stand down at every AGM. Some of executive members will stand for re-election.
If you are 18 years of age or over, are a local resident and/or park user, care about the future of the park, can help us to develop and implement the current plans for the park and can attend three or more meetings a year (usually at 6.30pm on a weekday), then please do put yourself forward for the Executive Committee. We particularly hope that people who are actively involved in the project - whether the cafe, greenhouse or events - will come forward. As an Executive Committee member, you will also be a Director and a Trustee of the Myatt’s Fields Park Project registered charity no. 1139256.
If you would like to stand for nomination to the Executive Committee, please fill in the form below and write a short paragraph about yourself, not more than 200 words, (your name, any involvement you have with our projects or the park and what ideas and experience you can bring to the project. This must be submitted by post to The Depot, Myatt's Fields Park, Cormont Road, London SE5 9RA or by email to VSherwin by 8th November 2012. You should have a local resident nominate you, and another to second your nomination. If you have any queries, please do email me or ring Victoria Sherwin, development/education officer on 0207 926 0394.
(the nomination form....)
ABOUT ME: (who you are, why you want to be involved, how you are involved at present, etc max 200 words)
NAME OF NOMINEE 1
NAME OF NOMINEE 2
FOOD SESSIONS AT THE PARK
Apologies but there will be no food heroes session this Saturday 13th October as we’ll be putting our energy into running the Big Draw.
We pay food heroes £40 to teach other people about the food they know and love. No experience is needed and you will be supported by our food manager Fiorella Fronzi during the session. If you are interested in becoming a food hero please contact Fiorella Fronzi by email
FAMILY COOK AND EAT BREAKFAST CLUB
The family cook and eat breakfast club will be held this Friday (October 12th) from 9am in the Mulberry Centre.
RETIRED PEOPLE'S LUNCH CLUB
Retired people are welcome to come and eat lunch made with vegetables and fruit from the greenhouse at the depot from noon each Friday.