A huge thank you to the 20+ volunteer adults and children that supported our second community clean up in Finsbury Park on Saturday 5th November from 10.30 am -12.30 pm
Local families, dropped in throughout this beautiful autumnal morning giving what ever time they had; meeting first at the Hope picnic space to get started with litter picking. We had such a great turn out that we we able to clean up the Hope space, red climbing frame area, playground and around part of the lake. A second team worked hard in the main play ground cleaning the sandpit and surrounding area, sweeping leaves, raking and shovelling sand from the paths in order to return it back into the sandpit. A small group of adults and children also planted 50+ daffodils in the Hope space that were kindly donated by a volunteer.
The morning ended with the group sharing home made soup, brownies and muffins. Children, made leaf rubbings and were supported to light bonfire night sparklers. There was a genuine sense of community spirit and achievement.
We have 1000 bulbs on order from Haringey Parks Service to plant in and around the Hope space so this will be our next task for December’s clean up. Volunteers will also be working with Stroud Green Primary School to take small groups of children to the space to plant bulbs during the school day.
Our next community clean up with be on Saturday 3rd December from 10.30-12.30 when we will be litter picking and planting bulbs.
Tools and equipment are supplied by the Parks Service but please also bring gloves, trowels, forks, and bulb planters if you can. All welcome.