TRENDLEWOOD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL - 26th August 2017 – Golden Valley School, Nailsea Park, BS48 1BB. Midday – 6pm. http://www.trendlewoodcommunityfestival.org.uk/
We are pleased to support this increasingly popular family festival. Come and say hello to our team at our information stand to find out more about what fabulous projects the Friends of Trendlewood Park have achieved so far in 2017.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 19th January 2017 – Hannah More Room, Nailsea Tithe Barn, Church Street, Nailsea (7.30pm to 9pm)
Our Annual General Meeting is an ideal opportunity to find out what’s been happening on the park and our achievements during 2016 and forthcoming projects planned for 2017. All are welcome!
This year’s guest speaker is one of FoTP’s members, Steve Cayzer, who is a Director of Low Carbon Gordano. This exciting community owned energy company is successfully generating power from 2 solar farms and has exciting plans for the future. Please come along to hear about this innovative local project which is promoting the environmental benefits of renewable energy at a local level and combining it with creation of wildlife habitats.
AN ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION OF TRENDLEWOOD PARK – Monday 3rd October 2016 – Nailsea Tithe Barn, Church Lane, BS48 4NG (7.30pm – 9pm)
Our talented photographer and FoTP member, Andrew Town, will be presenting a wonderful insight into the variety of wildlife and habitats found around the Trendlewood park through breathtaking images. Andrew meticulously searches the park regularly for wildlife subjects and has achieved some fantastic results. So, if you enjoy wildlife, and of course Andrew’s fabulous wit, this evening will be a real treat! Entry is £3 and includes refreshments.
NAILSEA SKATEPARK FESTIVAL & ACTIVITIES SHOWCASE – 9th July 2016 – Nailsea Skatepark, Millennium Park, Nailsea (from 1.00pm)
We are delighted to be supporting this brilliant community event and, of course, we always love the opportunity to brag about our own fantastic park space available to all visitors around the Trendlewood area! Come and meet the team; check out our wildlife displays, activities and nature themed giveaways; find out more about how you too could get involved in projects on the Trendlewood park.
COMMUNITY MARKET – 21st May 2016 – Nailsea Town Centre (9.00am – 1.30pm)
Come and meet the team for a chat and find out more about what the role of the Friends is on Trendlewood Park. There will be some interesting displays and interactive activities about spiders this week, particularly aimed at families, and some nature-themed giveaways. So come and say, Hi.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 21st January 2016 – Hannah More Room, Tithe Barn, Church Street, Nailsea (7.30pm to 9.30pm)
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 21st January 2016 in the Tithe Barn (adjacent to the Holy Trinity Church). All members and newcomers are welcome!
Come along and find out more about our 2015 achievements and the exciting forthcoming projects for 2016.
As well as a stunning photographic display provided by our park ranger, Andrew, we are also extremely pleased to welcome Gill Brown, a FoTP member and keen local naturalist, to the meeting who will be telling us about ‘The North Somerset Pollinator Project’. The reduction in bee and butterfly numbers has prompted Gill to develop a project that hopes to halt or reverse this decline locally by encouraging the growing of more meadows and plants that provide food for pollinating insects. It’s a great opportunity to learn more and perhaps how you can participate in this project.
NAILSEA WASSAIL – 16th January 2016 @ 5pm. Meet at the Old Farmhouse pub.
The New Year hasn’t really kicked off until the Nailsea Wassail has taken place!! This is a chance for you to celebrate the coming of 2016 and wish for good things, with a traditional community celebration in the great outdoors. It is organised and run by the Transition Town Nailsea (TTN) group in conjunction with the Friends of Trendlewood Park (FoTP).
This is the 5th Wassail to be held on the park under an old apple tree near Bibury Close. It is a free, child-friendly event when everyone is encouraged to participate by making a lot of noise, singing along with Barley Rye Choir and joining in with the Wassail ceremony. At the end, we will retire back to the pub to warm up and watch a traditional Mummer’s Play ably supported by willing members of the public!
Dress up warmly and wear sturdy footwear. Bring things to make a noise (e.g. saucepan lid and spoon), a lamp or torch and a mug (of non-breakable material) for your mulled cider or apple juice.
WILD NAILSEA – 13th June 2015