Myatt’s has been declared as one of the top parks in Britain in the prestigious People’s Choice Award, which is organised by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Plus Partnership.
The annual national poll saw more than1,400 parks compete for the 'People's Choice' title, with Myatt's Fields Park coming in a fantastic 10th place. Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets took the top spot.
A huge thank you goes out from staff and volunteers at Myatt’s to everyone who voted for the park earlier this year and helped us into a top place!
PAID HELPERS NEEDED AT TIME BANK PARTY
We are looking for four adults who can help decorate Longfield Hall in the morning of 5th December for one hour.
We can pay £10 per person for the hour’s work. Please contact me if you are interested.
CHRISTINGLE CAROL CONCERT AND CHRISTMAS MARKET
Everyone is invited to attend our annual Christmas market and Christingle carol concert on Sunday 16th December 2012.
Local craftspeople will be selling gifts and home made items from 2pm to 4pm on the bandstand, and the candle lit carol concert will start at 5pm.
Children will be given Christingles (an orange decorated with ribbon, sweets and a candle) to hold from 4.30pm onwards and mulled wine will be on sale from 4pm to 6pm.
The singing will be accompanied by Southwark Wind Orchestra and singers from St John the Divine church. We are very grateful to all musicians from the groups, which have accompanied our carols for the past two years.
The event is funded by the Minet Conservation Association and organised by Myatt’s Fields Park Project in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth.
If you would like to book a stall for the market (one table and a chair) please fill in the form attached to this email. It costs £10 for an adult or £5 for a child’s stall, and you will be provided with a table and chair. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
We would appreciate help setting up and clearing away for the event, and also stewarding during the evening. All volunteers will be given mince pies and mulled wine (or juice) in the depot between 4pm and 5pm to stop them freezing in the time between the market and the carol concert!
NEW CAFÉ WINTER MENU
Our Food Hero Orn James will be making fresh, authentic Thai food to take away from the Little Cat Café from this weekend (16th November) (full menu and information about Orn given on our food blog: http://myattsfoodgroup.wordpress.com/. .
The new take away service is just part of the offer from the café during the winter, which will also include the usual hot and cold drinks, quiches and soup.
Our baker/manager Monique will also be making cakes to order for people to buy to eat at home. And anyone who turns up to pick up an order worth £10 or over will be given a free hot drink.
To pre-order take away food or cakes for this Saturday, text Monique on tel: (number no longer available) by Thursday pm. Or just turn up and buy your food from noon on Friday or all day on Saturday.
FOOD SESSIONS AT THE PARK
We’ll be making Italian food including smoked mackerel, mozzarella and peas quiche with orange blossom custard on Saturday 24th November as part of our Food Heroes programme.
The sessions are open to everyone – come along and help cook, or just turn up and eat at noon if you want to. You don’t need to be an expert cook, we design the sessions so people can just roll up their sleeves and help with chopping, stirring and eating!
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
We’ll be making smoothies and shakes at the family cook and eat breakfast club this Friday (November 23rd) from 9am in the Mulberry Centre. The family cook and eat sessions allow children and adults to cook and eat together. Everyone welcome.
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. These sessions are informal and friendly and everyone is welcome.
The food sessions are funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme.