A working bee tomorrow could use your help.JOCK MARSHALL August 15, 2014 3:09am
We are hoping for good weather and a good turnout for the Friends of Pioneer Park working bee tomorrow.
It will take place from 9
We are calling the working bee a Rose Day because three beds of roses need to be pruned in preparation for spring blooms.
The fairy rose hedge which is such a feature across the front of the park requires trimming and replenishment with propagated plants prepared by Di Wales. Over the years plants have disappeared so it will be good to see the hedge restored to its full glory.
We would welcome any help. Please bring along secateurs, tree loppers, protective clothing and gloves. Pruning guidance and advice will be available on the day.
We also need assistance to clean the paths and lawns of debris following the high winds experienced.
It won’t be long until spring lifts the winter gloom away. The park is ready to bloom and we are hoping to see a great improvement in the large trees in the park.
Unfortunately we were not successful in our application to Mitchell Shire Council for a community grant.
The Friends group had plans, thanks to the community-spirited offer of free labour by Brian Kelly of Kellbell, to restore the paths and entry points for wheelchair access and to make surfaces safer for senior citizens. Let us hope we are more successful next time because Pioneer Park is an asset to the town and is being used more and more.
A volunteer group with limited funds can only do so much. Major restoration and maintenance work needs an injection of funds only available through a grant.
We hope it is now apparent to council and the wider community that Friends of Pioneer Park have a strong commitment to the park.
Since the Friends group cleared away the undergrowth and opened the park up people find it more welcoming and a safer place to be.
Bulbs are springing to life and the park now has a cared-for appearance.
Please make an effort to come along and assist in preserving our historical park and you will be rewarded with a sausage sizzle and get together with fellow citizens.
— Jock Marshall
Friends of Pioneer Park chairman
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