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Volunteer update and activities – January 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for us over the last year, either as part of our organised events or as individuals.  This really helped to keep our Gardens clean and tidy, especially during the periods we were restricted due to Covid 19.
 
Sadly we are starting this new year with restrictions in place again. Following the recent lockdown announcement we have been advised by Sefton Council to once more cancel all our future activities in the gardens until further notice.  Volunteers are still able to go out as individuals, but groups activities are on hold. 
 
We hope you all keep safe and well, and that it won’t be too long before we’re able to resume our usual volunteering sessions.

Best wishes, 
  
Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens

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Volunteer update and activities – December 2020

Hi Everyone,
 
We hope you are all keeping well and safe.
 
Following further advice and guidelines from Green Sefton and Sefton Council, we now feel that we can continue with our litter picking and gardening sessions.
 
The following measures will be taken, to ensure the safety of the attendees by compliance with current regulations. (These regulations will change from time to time, so are not detailed here):

  • To control numbers the sessions will not be announced as events on social media.
  • Refreshments will not be provided.
  • Everybody taking part must satisfy themselves that they are eligible and safe to help with litter picking or gardening. For further guidance and clarification please see current Government advice here: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 
  • If you or someone in your household starts to show symptoms of Covid 19, or if you are at high risk of severe symptoms yourself, then you must not attend.
  • Equipment will be provided but you must bring your own gloves.  Each person can select a ring and a picker, or gardening tools.  All the equipment will be cleaned/sanitised before being stored in the lock-up.
  • Bags will be handed out by someone wearing gloves, and the picker will fix it to their own hoop. 
  • The prescribed social distancing rules must be observed, both within the group (if a group is working) and anybody else nearby.
  • The location to leave filled bags will be announced before the start, and pickers will take their own bags there.

Our litter picking session for December will take place will take place on Saturday 12th December in Crescent Garden between 10.30am and 11.30am.  Hopefully with enough volunteers we’ll be able to work in the other gardens too.

We will just have the one gardening session in December, which will take place on Tuesday 8th December at 9.30am, meeting outside our lock-up next to the Waterloo Sunset Cafe.  

Looking forward to seeing you again,

Janet Markland
Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens

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Waterloo Seafront Gardens & The Crosby Coastal Park Vision

From the Champion Newspaper 24th July 2019…

Crosby Coastal Park Consultation video…

Crosby Coastal Park Draft Vision Presentation.

NOTE: The five Waterloo Seafront Gardens are in Zone F.

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Volunteer update and activities – August 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. Thank you to everyone who came along to our volunteer sessions in July and it was good to see so many familiar faces again! We had a fantastic turn out of 24 for the litter pick in Adelaide Garden, and 7 and 8 at our gardening sessions.

Our litter pick this month will take place on Saturday 8th August at the children’s play park near the Marine Lake, between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Our gardening sessions will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 9.30am and Wednesday 26th August at 7.00pm (evening), meeting outside our lock-up next to the Waterloo Sunset Cafe.

We will continue to follow advice and guidelines from Green Sefton and Sefton Council, and the following measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the attendees by compliance with current regulations. (These regulations will change from time to time, so are not detailed here):

• Refreshments will not be provided.

• Everybody taking part must satisfy themselves that they are eligible and safe to help with litter picking or gardening. For further guidance and clarification please see current Government advice here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

• If you or someone in your household starts to show symptoms of Covid 19, or if you are at high risk of severe symptoms yourself, then you must not attend.

• Equipment will be provided but you must bring your own gloves. Each person can select a ring and a picker, or gardening tools. All the equipment will be cleaned/sanitised before being stored in the lock-up.

• Bags will be handed out by someone wearing gloves, and the picker will fix it to their own hoop.

• The prescribed social distancing rules must be observed, both within the group (if a group is working) and anybody else nearby.

• The location to leave filled bags will be announced before the start, and pickers will take their own bags there.

Looking forward to seeing you again,

Janet Markland

Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens