Volunteer Update and Activities: January 2024

Happy New Year to all our supporters and Friends of the Waterloo Seafront Gardens.
A big thank you to everyone who came along to help in the Gardens during 2023 – a quick tot up from my record book shows that we had 158 volunteers at our monthly litter picks (1 hour), and 199 at our three regular monthly gardening sessions (usually 2 hours each), which means that we have spent at least 556 hours working in the gardens!  We know that others also spend time gardening and litter picking on their own, so thank you to those people too.
Our first volunteer sessions of 2024 will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday 9th January – Gardening/Tidy Up at 9.30am meeting outside Waterloo Sunset cafe.
Saturday 13th January – Litter Picking at 10.30am in Adelaide Garden.
Sunday 21st January – Gardening/Tidy Up at 2.00pm meeting outside the cafe.
Wednesday 24th Jan – Gardening/Tidy Up at 1.00pm meeting outside the cafe.
All equipment will be provided, as well as refreshments, and please don’t be put off by the “Gardening” title – most of our work is clearing and tidying the pathways and not at all technical!
We plan to have another weekend of working on the pond in the Beach Lawn during February – watch out for more details.  At the moment I think waders may be needed rather than wellies!
With best wishes for 2024.

 Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens