We had quite a few visitors yesterday, John McLellan of Keep Scotland Beautiful, Sarah who was filming on behalf of the Power of Food Festival and, in the evening, Wardie Church Rainbows replanted the Newhaven Heritage boat. But it was not all entertainment, we did some planting and weeding too.
Louise Dunne from Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage came to the park on Tuesday morning to make a short video as part of a series of videos on crowdfunding campaigns. Despite the weather, Louise interviewed three of us and we had a successful and pleasant morning. Louise describes her visit in http://www.resourcingscotlandsheritage.org/blog/2016/02/what-a-star/.
Starbank Park came third out of the all Scottish entrants in our first attempt in the Green Flag Awards People’s Choice poll of Britain’s best open spaces. This is great news for a small community park and reflects the huge efforts to restore the park from the Friends and the City of Edinburgh Council’s Ritchie Fraser, Jen Johnstone and Julie Milne (and her team).
Strathaven Park was placed highest placed Scottish Park and in the UK top twenty. Rouken Glen in East Renfrewshire was second.
It’s official! We’re amongst the top 10 of Edinburgh Parks! Edinburgh Council’s latest park quality survey results are out and we’re fifth equal and the second most improved park in Edinburgh. Well done to all the volunteers, Julie and her team and Jen and Ritchie.