Sahida Ditta who is one of the key organisers for the EID Fusion festival has won the volunteer Catalyst Award for Volunteer of the Year. She is seen here with Cath and Vicki at the presentation.

Sahida Ditta (centre) with FoRP volunteers Cath and Vicki

Tony Crossen

Everyone who visits Ropner park bumps into Tony at some stage. In his high viz jacket, Tony looks after Ropner Park and its visitors like the Park keepers used to do many years ago.

He has deservedly won a Community Champion Award and has received a luxury hamper. There was an informal ceremony outside the café at on Wednesday 8th December.

Tony was unable to be there for this ceremony but the award was presented by Father Christmas at the FoRP Christmas Fair.

A special present for Tony

Walk4 FoRP participants

Link to overhead images of Ropner Park taken by Barry Skeldon

The “Bark in the Park” dog show took place on Sunday 5th. September. View pictures

Ropner Park Heritage Trail

This is a one hour walk around Ropner Park, covering all of the park and is full of information about the park and its history. Booklets are available in the cafe or from FoRP volunteers.

Prepared by the Friends of Ropner Park Price £1.

The Ropner Park cafe which is run by the Friends of Ropner Park is open at 10 o`clock every day. Sunday lunches will be starting on Sunday 26th. September. Latest cafe news

Birds are in abundance in Ropner Park. This cormorant was spotted in a tree overlooking the lake. Parakeets are regular visitors. Tony Crossen sent the photo below

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

Bird Photos

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.


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