Tag Archives: Green Flag

Wednesday Gardening @StarbankPark, 26 September, 10-11.30

Gardening on Wednesday, 10-11.30, forecast is (at the moment!) fair and windy but a bit warmer.  There’s plenty to do, so please come along to help – and, of course, enjoy the elevenses.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO VOTE FOR STARBANK PARK IN THE GREEN FLAG PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS.  GO TO

http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/park-summary/?park=2533 

Click on “vote for this park” and it’s done.

     

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Visitors and gardening

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.

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John writing his notes

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Sarah interviewing Stan

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The Rainbows

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage visit Starbank Park

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/.

Visit our own crowdfunding page on MyParkScotland at http://www.mypark.scot/projects/childrens-nature-trail/

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People’s Choice Awards: Starbank Park third in Scotland!

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.

Full details are on the Keep Scotland Beautiful Website, http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/local-environmental-quality/green-flag-award/news/scottish-peoples-choice-parks-announced/