The Good news.

Ropner Park is open during lockdown.

The Ropner Park cafe is open and is being much appreciated.

The Bad News.

Irresponsible dog owners are allowing their dogs to foul the flower beds even gardeners are working. Ugh.

Despite the interruptions of loose dogs and having to remove their droppings, the gardeners have once again done an amazing job. Each week the colours will get brighter

Please keep your dog on a leash in sensitive areas of the park.

While I was in Ropner Park trying unsuccessfully to take photos of the birds feeding I turned round and there was Mark Williams with a proper camera and a monstrous Zoom Lens. Mark has kindly sent us some of his photos. I have made up a page of birds in and around the lake. Brian Scrafton

Have a look at some amazing photos

Mother Nature plays her part. These fungi add to the decor.

A letter from America. We have been delighted to receive a letter and donation from Mr. Paul Dee who is now living in America. Full Story

Friends of Ropner Park are sorry to inform you that we are having to curtail our activities because of the coronavirus outbreak. All events and concerts in 2020 have been cancelled.

Community activities

Lockdown has meant that FoRP`s normal activities have been curtailed but many of our members have been helping people in the community who are struggling at the moment. Hundreds of food parcels have been distributed. 
The needy have been identified through "Little Sprouts" and our connections with the Asian community. 
Finance has been provided by the Coop and individual donors. Morrisons have been very helpful and have given discounts on the items bought which means that our money has gone a long way to helping as many as possible.

 

Thanks to Andrew Quince of Quince technologies for updating the Friends of Ropner Park website