Notices

 
WE ARE NOW ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
 
2010
TWO PIECES OF EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE PLAY AREA
A MULTIPLAY UNIT FOR TODDLERS AND FOUR CRADLE SWINGS.
WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING FUNDING FOM GRASS ROOTS AND VEOLIA ES TRUST
JULY 2012
TWO SPRINGIES A CAMEL AND DONKEY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE PLAY AREA. THEY HAVE HIGH BACKS TO HELP CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. FUNDING ARRANGED  BY THE FRIENDS WITH THE BIG LOTTERY FUND  
AUGUST 2012
TWO TABLE TENNIS TABLES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED BY THE KIOSK. FUNDING ARRANGED BY THE FRIENDS WITH VEOLIA THAMES TRUSTS. THEY ARE OF GREEN CONCRETE ON A HARD WEARING ARTIFICIAL GRASS SO AS THE SITE BLENDS IN WITH THE PARK. BRING YOUR OWN BAT AND BALL OR BATS AD BALLS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KIOSK FOR A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF FIVE POUNDS
WE ARE THE FIRST PARK IN HAVERING TO HAVE OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS
SEPTEMBER 2012
 ONE EXTRA SPRINGIE INSTALLED PROVIDED BY LUCAS FOUNDATION.
JANUARY 2013
WE ARE AGGRIEVED THAT COUNCIL WANT TO SELL OFF OUR PARK CAR PARK, THE SITE OF THE OLD WINDMILL HALL AND A PIECE OF PARK WITH A RIGHT OF WAY TO DEVELOPERS FOR AT LEAST TWELVE FLATS. WE ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO CHANGE THE MINDS OF THE  COUNCIL. 
AS PARKING IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE FOR THE SURVIVAL OF BUSINESSES IN OUR TOWN WE ARESUGGESTING THE WHOLE AREA BECOMES A CAR PARK,  FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY.
 
MARCH 2013
WE HAVE RECEIVED NOTICE THAT THE DEAD ENGLISH OAK WHICH HAS REMAINED IN OUR PARK FOR MANY YEARS HAS TO BE FELLED.
THE ICONIC TREE FAILED IT'S ANNUAL INSPECTION
 
MAY 2013
THE OAK HAS BEEN FELLED SOME OF THE TRUNK HAS BEEN LEFT SO AS CHILDREN CAN CLIMB AND JUMP AND HAVE FUN ON IT.
 
 
AUGUST 2013
UNFORTUNATELY THE CAMEL IN THE PLAY AREA HAS BEEN ABUSED EITHER BY TOO MANY PEOPLE ON IT OR  A VERY HEAVY ADULT
FIXING WILL TAKE SOME TIME BECAUSE A NEW SPRING HAS TO BE ORDERED.
19TH AND 20TH POLICE CADETS HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO PAINT THE RAILINGS AROUND THE PLAY AREA (WEATHER PERMITTING) 
 
 IMPORTANT NOTICE;  PUBLIC MEETING 14TH AUGUST 7-30PM AT THE TOWNHALL CABINET TO DECIDE WHETHER THE PARK LAND. PARK CAR PARK AND OLD WINDMILL HALL SITE SHOULD  HAVE CHANGE OF USE FROM PARK LAND TO BUILDING, LAND PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AGAINST THE SALE OF THIS LAND BY ATTENDING THE MEETING
 
OCTOBER 28th 2013
Winds have blown down a large Field Maple which housed a Bat box and a large branch of the Oak tree next to it. Brookdale entrance; a large Oak has fallen crushing the newly layered hedge
 
 WE ARE NOW ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK Twitter FOupminsterpark
 

Notices continued

posted 12 Jan 2014, 02:02 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 4 Feb 2016, 08:40 ]

January 2014
We have ordered four trees 3 Prunus Kanzana and 1 Liquid amber for the area opposite the playsite. They will be planted as soon as they arrive.
 
 Our Community Fun day is Saturday 7th June 2014. We are in the process of organising this event
 
Park is so waterlogged that all training and football matches have been postponed until the ground is fit for play
 
February
 
G.M  have planted tulip and daffodil bulbs by the hedge that seperates the park from the Convent ground
 
March
Batemans side. Pruning of Dogwood and other shrubs has made a big difference to this side of the park. Well done to our GM staff for their good work.
 
Roundabout in play area is being fixed, it was seizing up at certain times last year.
 
New bark has been put in wooden surround with the large multi play unit, but more is needed for it to be safe.
 
Crocuses, the best show ever and they have been respected by park users (see photo)
May
 Bins have been replaced by ones with a wider mouth
 
Waitrose volunteers resumed the painting of the railings around the play area.They were not able to finish in their allotted time. Just 20mtrs left to paint
 
June 7th  Fun day was a great success The weather forecast was for thunderstorms but luckily we escaped them and had a lovely sunny afternoon, bringing out the crowds
 
June 16th   Green flag judges will be looking at our park
 
August 2nd  We have retained our Green Flag Status well done to all concerned
 
Three new tennis nets have replaced the old ones Thanks go to Darren for putting them in place for us. We have new panels for the Ball court, waiting for them to be fixed
Donkey has broken from its spring waiting for a new one
 
McCarthy & Stone want to purchase the Old Windmill hall site. We have seen the plans of a 3 story red brick building spanning the length of the site  22 dwellings It is not in keeping with surrounding properties Balconies will be overlooking the Park
We are urging everyone to see the plans and voice their opinions.
 
PROJECTS FOR 2014/15
 
  Re arrange the flower bed by the picnic area and add new plants. Get funding for more play equipment. Design banner for litter problems.
Arranging this years Fun day which will be our 7th for Saturday 9th May
 
MARCH 2015
 
Sadly we lost the day The McCarthy and Stone  Flats will be built even though we gave valid strong objections which all fell on deaf ears
We do not know when work will begin. We only know that this build will take away the privacy of park users and  will be an unsightly blot on the edge of our park.
 
This year the bulbs have given an excellent show at the front of the Park. The Daffs around the Oaks have doubled since last year giving a good show.
As we go into Summer time our GM Staff have done an excellent job of ;pruning the shrubs making for a well groomed park.
We have once again been given Official Friends status.
New equipment is being ordered for our play area and Friends have said they will fund painting of the old equipment.
The organising of our Fun day 9th May is going well
 
 
May 18th 2015
Our Funday was a great success we raised nearly £1,500  which wil go towards improving our park.
The day was chilly with gusty winds, Sun came out in the afternoon. We were visited by hundreds of people Waitrose sold strawberries and cream and donated the proceeds to us. and Paul Thompson Church gave away Teas and Coffee and a left a donation box for F.O.U.P
Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet gave two static performances.
See Photos.
 
June
New equipment is in the play area lots of complaints about the slide. The old one had to be replaced because it had been repaired so many times it was becoming unsafe. The new one is for slightly older children it has no side rails, to climb to the top is like climbing a ladder and the first step is deliberately high to stop younger children from climbing on their own. There are two other smaller slides in the play area.
 
July
Park was judged for the London parks in Bloom award
Cricket Benefit match is August  16th this year
 
January 2016
4 young trees have been planted
A study of air polution by Upminster Jnr School showed that our park has one of the Cleanest atmosheres

NEW PLANTING

posted 3 Jun 2012, 04:56 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park

THE LAVENDER BED HAS BEEN LEVELLED (BECAUSE OF DRAINAGE PROBLEMS) AND REPLACED WITH A NEW BED OF PLANTS AND A TREE. THE NEW PLANTING CONSISTS OF ROSEMARY, SENECIO, COTTON LAVENDER, LAMBS' EARS, FLOWERING CURRENT AND A WILLOW LEAVED PEAR TREE.
THE BED HAS BEEN RENAMED;   "THE QUEENS' DIAMOND JUBILEE BED"
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (SOCIAL DANCE COMMITEE) FOR THEIR KIND DONATION OF £300 WHICH WENT TOWARDS THE COST OF THE PLANTS
 
 

PROJECTS FOR 2013

posted 25 Feb 2012, 00:54 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 30 Mar 2013, 01:27 ]

A BENCH TO BE PLACED IN THE PLAY AREA
 
THE RAILINGS  AROUND THE PLAY AREA PAINTED.
 
SIX TREES PLANTED IN THE GOLDEN JUBILEE GARDENS. WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL GIVE SHADE TO THE AREA WHICH IN THE     SUMMER IS  USED FOR PICNICS

posted 1 Nov 2011, 14:00 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 10 Nov 2012, 00:49 ]

SUSTRANS  HAVE PROVIDED  A CYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN LINK THROUGH UPMINSTER PARK FUNDED BY T.F.L. THIS IS PART OF THE CONNECT TWO PROJECT
THE ORIGINAL PATH HAS BEEN WIDENED AT BROOKDALE AND ST. MARY.S ROAD ENTRANCES.
THE HEDGE IS TO BE LAYERED AT BROOKDALE ENTRANCE TO GIVE CLEAR VISIBILITY TO USERS
UPMINSTER PARK HAS RETAINED THE GREEN FLAG.
EXCHANGE OF FLAG TAKES PLACE ON 20TH NOVEMBER 11 - 10 AM
 

posted 21 Nov 2010, 03:23 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 20 Jun 2013, 05:58 ]

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OPEN MEETINGS LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

posted 21 Nov 2010, 03:03 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 13 Oct 2011, 08:15 ]

PLEASE NOTE  FROM JANUARY 2011 OUR MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH UPMINSTER.   LAST WEDNESDAY IN THE MONTH 7-30 PM   

News Update 10th April

posted 10 Apr 2010, 01:12 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 28 Dec 2010, 06:29 ]

 
We have again been acknowledged as an Official Friends group. This award carries £1000 for our fund, to spend on the park.
We have ordered a dedication tree which will now be planted in the autumn 2010
Please look at the notice board at the front of the park for more information.
 
WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2010
 
An Ash tree (Angustfolia) purchased by The Friends, was planted next to the path by the Kiosk, in memory of Dr. John Anthony, who was our commitee's first secretary.
 
 

Green Flag

posted 9 Feb 2010, 08:30 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 20 May 2014, 10:28 ]

November 11th 2011 11-15am
Our Green Flag for 2011/2012  will be raised
We have again retained Green Flag status for 2012/2013  

Park Maintainance

posted 2 Oct 2009, 00:38 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park   [ updated 16 May 2011, 11:39 ]

We have two ground maintenance staff who tend the park in the Summer months
We now have Park Security who can be called upon if there are any problems in the park
Litter picking at weekends has improved, staff now pick early in the mornings.
We are still plagued by people who leave their rubbish in the park instead of the bins  
 

Official Status

posted 7 Apr 2009, 11:11 by Janet Friends Of Upminster Park

Friends of Upminster Park have been given Official Status by Havering Council Parks Dept.

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