Volunteer update and Activities: December 2021

Thank you to everyone who came along to our litter picking and gardening sessions in November.  We had 19 litter pickers in Marine Garden, and at our gardening sessions we had 8 and 5 volunteers.  It was good to see a few new faces, and we continued to work on clearing the path edges, and planted a large sack of daffodil bulbs in the grassed areas around the central raised bed in Crescent Garden.  Hopefully they will look good in the Spring!
Our litter pick this month will take place on Saturday 11th December in Crescent Garden at 10.30am and there will be just one gardening session this month, on Tuesday 14th December at 9.30am, meeting outside our lock-up as usual.  
We had a successful AGM at the Victoria Hotel, when sadly we said goodbye to our Chair of the past 2 years, Caroline Guerin, Secretary (of many years and previous Chair), David Jackson, and committee member Madeleine Litchfield, who has been with us since FoWSG was formed.  Thank you to each of them for all the time and effort they have put into our work in the Gardens.  Caroline will remain on the committee, and David is moving out of the area.  
We now welcome our new Chair – Doll Bromilow, and Secretary – Andrew Khodabukus.

Please could we also gently remind members that the annual subscription is now due.  We ask for a voluntary donation of £5 for the year which can be paid via this link: Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens | Localgiving. Thank you to everyone who has donated over the last year.
In the New Year, we will be adding an additional monthly Sunday volunteer session to our programme, and all will become joint litter picking and gardening sessions.  Details of dates will follow shortly.
The Committee would like to thank everyone who has volunteered in the Gardens over the last year, and look forward to seeing you again in 2022!
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,  
Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens

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