The Friends of Victoria Park will meet
on Wednesday, 26 February 2020
at The Riverside Centre
Come along and find out the latest updates on what is happening in the park, and how you can be involved.
Wednesday 19th February 2020 10:00 – 11:00 Halfords 11:30 – 12:30 Victoria Park (Playground) also: 13:00 – 14:00 Sk8side 14:30 – 15:30 Stanhope (Ball Court) 16:00 – 17:00 Bockhanger (next to old library)
Security marking your pushbike could help to deter thieves as well asmaking it easier for Kent Police to reunite you with your bike should it be lost or stolen.
Simply bring along your bike and Kent Police will mark it for FREE.
This ls done by placing a unique code onto the frame and use of a tamper proof sticker. The bike wll also he registered onto a national database allowlng it to be identified even if it gets recovered in a different County.
Come and join us for a fun quiz night.
on 15th February 2019
at The Riverside Centre,
Clockhouse, Ashford, TN23 4YN
£4 per person, pay on the night.
Teams of 6.
Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
We have received as many registrations as we can accommodate so cannot take take any more.
National Tree Week was celebrated in Victoria Park on Saturday (30th November) by the planting of two lime trees by the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Jenny Webb assisted by the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Land Management, Cllr Andrew Buchanan, and the Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism & Leisure, Cllr Peter Feacey.
The tree planting was followed by the planting of hundreds of spring bulbs by the Friends of Victoria Park and other volunteers.
To celebrate the funding award from National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Mayor of Ashford will be planting a tree
Saturday 30th November at 12pm
As part of the celebration, the Friends of Victoria Park will be planting bulbs in the park, daffodils and crocus, to create a display for the spring
Bulb planting 12.30 - 2pm
We are looking for volunteers to help with the planting, if you are interested please come along to plant one, ten or 100 bulbs!
We will be near the old park gates
Please bring a trowel!
Whilst it will be some time before most of the tree work is undertaken, the coppicing of trees and removal of invasive shrubs and poor quality trees will be started during the coming winter.
- at 7.00pm
- on Thursday 24th October
- at the Riverside Centre
Clockhouse, Ashford, TN23 4YN
The agenda will include:
- Reports from the Chair and treasurer,
- Election of the management committee, and
- a review of the constitution.
We also hope to have an update from Ashford Borough Council on the HLF project.
If anyone wishes to propose additional items for the agenda or nominations for the management committee then please contact us no later than 14th October
A selection of photographs from the Friends of Victoria Park Family Fun Run on 22nd September 2019.
All of the photos have been posted here
Our thanks to Kalysha Howard-Smith for the photos.
© You are welcome to copy/print photos of yourself and your family members for personal use. You must not copy photos of other participants or publish photos without first contacting us to gain permission.
This summer saw the biggest Big Butterfly Count to date, with more butterflies counted by more people than ever before. Thank you to everyone who took part - we couldn't have done it without you. Every single one of the 116,009 counts submitted will inform our work to save struggling species. As we suspected, Painted Ladies were the star of the season. Read the full results to see how other butterflies fared.
More than a million butterflies were counted and logged by Big Butterfly Count participants this summer. The full results have been published this week, revealing which species were seen.
The mass migration of Painted Ladies saw this butterfly rise up the ranks to become the most seen species of 2019's count. The iconic Peacock butterfly also had a good year, securing a solid second place.
It wasn't such good news for our blue butterflies, with sightings of the Common and Holly Blue both down on last year.
Discover how what you saw compares with the butterflies spotted by others across the UK.