Volunteer update and Activities: January 2023

Happy New Year!  

Our Seafront Gardens volunteer sessions will be starting up again this week and as usual will be on the following days each month:

2nd Tuesday at 9.30am;
2nd Saturday at 10.30am;
3rd Sunday at 2.00pm; and
4th Wednesday at 1.00pm (or 7.00pm in the light summer evenings).

All the sessions will be for gardening and litter picking, and dates and details will be sent out in our monthly bulletins.  

Our January 2023 gardening sessions/litter picks will take place on: 

Tuesday, 10th January at 9.30am, meeting at our lockup next to the Waterloo Sunset cafe; 
Saturday 14th January at 10.30am meeting in Adelaide Garden; 
Sunday 15th January at 2.00pm meeting in Beach Lawn; and
Wednesday 25th January at 1.00pm meeting at our lockup next to the cafe.

As usual, gardening and litter picking equipment, and refreshments, will be provided.  If the weather is terrible we’ll put a cancellation notice on our Facebook page, but one of us will also attend at the meeting point for those who don’t have access to our page.

This month we also plan to do more work on clearing the pond in Beach Lawn.  Weather permitting, we have a mini-digger (and operator) booked for Tuesday 24th January when we hope to remove the worst of the reeds that defeated us (by hand!) last year.  We’ll be keeping the lilies and iris and some of the reeds and bullrushes, but the majority will be removed and left at the pond side for a few days (for any wildlife to escape), before being taken away by Green Sefton.

In February we plan to have a “Work Party Weekend” on either 4/5th or 18/19th to tidy up the pond and do some more work on the stream, but again, this will be dependent on the weather.   

Best wishes,  

Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens