The EID Mandala 2017

The Friends of Ropner Park and the Commmunity Welfare Trust commissioned  artist Adrian Moule to lead the formation of a mandala at the EID Fusion Festival in 2017.  Adrian is  a Painter, Printmaker and Community Development worker. The EID Mandala 2017 In a quiet corner of a Marquee at the EID Festival in July, artist Adrian Moule begins to set out the cloth for a Mandala. A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact,

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FoRP wins Catalyst award

The Catalyst awards ceremony was held in the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall. A packed hall was treated to a buffet meal before the awards ceremony. FoRP was represented by four members of our committee. Considering the strong opposition, we were just happy to be there but when we were announced as winners we were flabbergasted. We believe that this award was not just for the committee but for because we have a strong band of volunteers who do many

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Please don`t feed bread to the birds

There have been reports of injured birds in Ropner Park recently. Tony, the park keeper is not aware of anything unusual and if he sees any injured wildlife he calls in the RSPCA. We believe that the problem is “Angel Wing” in which the upper feathers of the birds are deformed, but when these feathers fall out, the next ones can be  healthy. There is considerable evidence that this problem is caused by feeding the birds bread….. PLEASE DON`T  

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Three Cygnets

  The resident Ropner Park swans are once again raising a family. We believe that there were originally five cygnets but sadly only three remain. They are about three weeks old when this photo was taken.

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Fountain restoration

The fountain has been restored after a few years of exposure to the elements. The blue paint is the colour used on the Ropner Fleet many years ago and the features are being picked out in gold. There has been a slight delay while new underwater lighting has been delivered and installed but the newly restored fountain was unveiled in June. The cover was removed at the beginning of June

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Balance Bike sessions

Balance Bike Sessions will be held in the Ropner Park tennis court on Mondays from 1.30 – 2.30. These sessions are being held for pre school children to encourage them to go straight from balance bikes to ordinary bikes.

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Shaw Trust

The Shaw Trust Are regular contributors to our events although because they are selling plants and garden equipment  which need to be transported away, their sales are not as significant as they should be. The trust is a charity which works with young adults with learning disabilities. It is based on Bishopton Road, opposite Coniston Road and is well worth supporting. Offer FoRP members buying from the trust will be offered a free 6 plug punnet of bedding plants if

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Spring Fair

For the second year running the Spring Fair brought fine weather. Here are some of the photos. There are also many on facebook.

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Co-operative Funding for Sculpture Trail

Hartburn Co-op has put us on the list of one of the local charities that they support. The Co-op has already donated more than £1,000 to FoRP for the first batch of donations  Quite amazing. The second series is already underway and local people using the Co-op can help it to grow. The aim is to provide a sculpture trail around the lake, an ambitious project which should enhance the enjoyment of Ropner Park. How you can help! The co-op scheme

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Space for trees, Sat. 21st. Jan

  Pupils from Oxbridge Primary School plant a Cherry tree in Ropner Park. The pupils pose for a group photo. Some of the pupils read out their project work. The Silver Singers entertained throughout the ceremony. Here is the background to the event Before Yuri Gagarin left Earth and became the first human being in space, he planted a tree at the site he would launch from. Since 1961 hundreds of astronauts from all over the world have followed this

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