The beginning of a long friendship at Graham Street Park!

It was lovely seeing the park filled with children and families at the fun day last Saturday 28th March even with the gloomy rain clouds threatening to open and windy weather. Thank you to all those who participated and to all those involved in organising such a wonderful event!

Mayor Theresa Debono kicked things off by cutting the shiny green ribbon accompanied by the shrieks of children playing in the background; Urban Wild Places managed to rustle up an impressive fire to roast marshmallows (I’m sure it provided welcome warmth too!); The Garden Classroom hosted a popular story time under a little gazebo (my own little daughter was entranced) and built a miniature forest of trees created by little Graham Street artists. A young lady called Beau won a prize for her colourful tree decorated with adorable “love hearts” – well done Beau!

The pop-up community café, run by the Friends of Graham Street, managed to raise around £175 which will contribute to kick starting our new friends group for the park and The Garden Classroom. Thank you all for eating cakes! The pop-up café proved to be so popular that we are now exploring something more permanent.

Please let us know if you would be interested in volunteering to help the Friends of Graham Street in any way. Are you a good organiser? Marketing skills? Web skills? Gardening? Time to help with the café? Just email grahamstreetpark@yahoo.co.uk – any help is very welcome.

The next event is a community gardening day on Saturday 25th April, where with the kind sponsorship of the Angel Association we will be cheering up a rather sad looking flower bed with some new plants. Volunteers of all ages, (including miniature ones) can make a difference so please come even if it’s for a short visit. No need for any gardening experience, just enthusiasm!

Have any photos of the fun day that you would like to share? Please send them in!

 

Mayor Theresa Debono officially opening the new play area

Mayor Theresa Debono officially opening the new play area

 

Children enjoying the new play area despite the nippy weather

Children enjoying the new play area despite the nippy weather

 

Children enthralled by The Garden Classroom story telling

Children enthralled by The Garden Classroom story telling

 

Pop-up community café by Friends, hosted by The Garden Classroom

Pop-up community café by Friends, hosted by The Garden Classroom

Homemade cakes for sale made by the Friends

Homemade cakes for sale made by the Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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