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Volunteer Update and Activities: June 2024

Thank you to everyone who volunteered in the Waterloo Seafront Gardens during May.  We had 17 at our litter pick at the Children’s Play Park, 5 at our Tuesday morning session when we weeded the raised bed in Crescent Garden, and 8 at our Sunday afternoon session when we worked on the stream in Beach Lawn.

We removed some more of the reeds and mud filling the small ponds in the stream and it was exciting to see at least 4 newts in one of the sections we had cleared earlier in the year.  The big pond is looking good too, with lilies just starting to flower.

Our Wednesday afternoon session was rained off, but two of us had joined with a group of hardy volunteers from Crown Commercial Services in the morning.  We worked with them on clearing the weeds from the steps in Crescent Garden.  There was heavy drizzle when we started, and they did a fantastic job, but we all decided to give in at 11.30am when the rain got even heavier!

Our volunteer sessions in June will take place on:

Saturday 8th – Litter Picking in Crescent Garden between 10.30 and 11.30am
Tuesday 11th – Garden maintenance meeting near Waterloo Sunset Cafe at 9.30am
Sunday 16th – Garden maintenance meeting in Beach Lawn at 2.00pm
Wednesday 26th – Garden maintenance meeting near Waterloo Sunset cafe at 7.00pm

Please note that our Wednesday session will be at 7.00pm in the evening (our “summer time”).  All equipment will be provided, as well as refreshments.

Best wishes, 

Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens