New route for Summer Series

By popular request - a new route for this Wednesday 5k! Don't forget to register if you haven't already at Summer Series 5k

If you're not a runner or injury is stopping you from running and you want to join us as a volunteer for the event then send us a message.

Summer Series 5k new route

Summer Run results

Below are the results of the first Victoria Park Summer Run.

Apply now to join the next run on 10th July.

Race 1
Position Bib number Time Forname Surname
1 15 00:20:41 Chris Boyce
2 3 00:21:14 Jacob Henwood
3 12 00:21:20 Linda-Jean Delport
4 11 00:22:41 Darren Fagg
5 14 00:23:12 Cedric Duwat
6 5 00:24:06 Justin Burden
7 13 00:26:04 Steve Hickman
8 7 00:29:17 Hannah Chambers
9 8 00:29:28 Rachel Theobald
10 9 00:29:28 Kevin York
11 2 00:30:55 Julia Henwood
12 6 00:32:00 Anna Harvey
13 16 00:32:17 Victoria Guilloit
14 1 00:34:05 Edwin Bartlett
15 10 00:34:24 Megan Delport

Very Hungry Caterpillars

This week Butterfly Conservation celebrated the 50th Birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle’s classic has introduced millions of children to the amazing life cycle of a butterfly.

Anyone familiar with the tale will know that the leading larva hatches on a Sunday and spends Monday to Friday eating fruit. On Saturday the caterpillar’s diet takes an interesting turn as it binges on junk food including cakes, cheese and salami.

Although there is a fictional element to this otherwise educational story, the eating habits of a caterpillar are probably more varied than you might imagine.

Discover what hungry caterpillars really eat..

https://butterfly-conservation.org/news-and-blog/what-do-hungry-caterpillars-really-eat

Butterfly Conservation

Have a passion for Victoria Park?

SculptureWhy not get involved?
Friends of Victoria Park are looking for new committee members.

We are looking for people who would be able to commit to attending public meetings 4 times a year and additional committee meetings which are held every 1-2 months. These meetings are usually held in the evening.  We also organise various activities in the park throughout the year.
We are a friendly group of people and, whilst previous experience would be great, if you are interested and willing to learn, then we would welcome you on board. Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role.

Unfortunately we can only recruit committee members who are over 18 years old but, if you are younger, then please contact us to see if we have other volunteering opportunities you may be able to help with.

To express an interest or find out more please contact us

Litter cleared from Park

Volunteers, led by Aniko Szocs of Keep Ashford Clean, who gathered in Victoria Park to clear litter today, 19 January, were joined by Amy Casey, Ashford Borough Council’s newly appointed Waste and Recycling Education Officer.

Together they succeeded in clearing 11 bags of recycling and 8 bags of general waste together with a child’s scooter, a shopping trolley, a no parking sign and other discarded items.

Keep Ashford Clean logoKeep Ashford Clean undertake frequent litter picks in open spaces in Ashford. Their next litter pick is on 16 February at Singleton Lake. Another litter pick is planned in Victoria Park to mark the Great British Spring Clean on 23 March.

Photography Competition

Submit your best photos of Victoria Park and/ or Singleton Lake to win the opportunity to have your photo in an exhibition.

The deadline is 30th April 2019 and a maximum of four entries per person can be entered, two photos from Victoria Park and two from Singleton Lake.

There are four groups:

  • 11 and under,
  • 12-16,
  • 17 and over and
  • ‘professional’ or photography club members

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