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Breaking News – Friends of Shenley Park .

Press Release December 2018

At a recent extraordinary meeting of the Friends of Shenley Park, it was decided with regret to close the group. It would no longer be a fully constituted organisation. This was primarily due to lack of new volunteers to support the group as it carries out our regular activities within the park.

However, it was felt there was still an interest in retaining some form of “User Group” for park users and local residents interested in the continued “well being” of Shenley Park.

To that end the Council’s “Green Spaces” team and our Local Councillors have agreed that the proposed newly formed User Group consisting of past committee members of the Friends shall act as a liaison group with Green Spaces and our local councillors communicating the concerns of park users and local residents. The method of communication will be via an enquiry email which will be found on at the foot of this press release.

Our Mission statement will be:
A group of users concerned with the well being of Shenley Park, working with Green Spaces for the benefit of all.

In closing I would like to reflect on our legacy within Shenley Park, which achieved the coveted Green Flag status in 2015. We have worked tirelessly over the last 9 years to achieve:
• Installation of CCTV
• Installation of new playground equipment
• Creation of two new flower beds
• Establishment of a new wild flower meadow
• Planting of new trees within the park
• Installation of replacement gym equipment
• Installation of a new netball/basketball hoop and playing area
• Installation of a water fountain
• Installation of four additional seats, including two near the Shenley Avenue entrance at the request of older residents.

This would have not been possible without the support of Green Spaces, Councillors and residents’ generosity.

Any future correspondance should be directed enquiry@friendsofshenleypark.org.uk were a member of the remaining team will forward to a member of the Green Spaces Team, or one of our Local Councillors for any nessesary action.

Resigning Chairman
Geoff Brown

New Gym Eqipment
New Gym Equipment has now being installed in the park and is fully operational.
The new equipment was officially open by the Mayor of the London Borough of Hillingdon Cllr John Morgan and his wife Fiona Morgan who is the Mayoress.
Pictured with the Mayor and Mayoress are FOSP Chairman Geoff Brown, Pat Grisdale and Peter & Janet O’Brien.
Local Coucillors and Friends of Shenley Park meet up.
Local Councillors Susan O’Brien, Doug Mills and Mike Markham  joined with the
Friends of Shenley Park last Saturday. The coucillors held first their surgery in Shenley Park  togther with the Friends which addressed local residents issues alongside the Friends who were trying to recruit new members.
The Friends have enjoyed a long term collaboration with their Councillors, who’s shared goals are the well being of your local park Shenley Park

 We are always looking for Volunteers
Interested !
They why not call
Geoff on 07931 561020
or
Louise on  07966 220995

Picnic in the Park
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Friends of Shenley Park – Summer Picnic in the Park  18th June 2016
Despite Cloudy weather the Friends of Shenley Park played hosts to the local community last Saturday in Shenley Park, to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday Year and the recent Green Flag award. Support from Lawrence Rand, Manor Ward Cllr’s Mike Markham, Susan O’Brien and Doug Mills made the entire event possible.
Entertainment was on hand in the form of classical singer Fransesca Mepham and Bollywood Dancers. Ruislip Sea Cadets demonstrated marching technique’s and Ruslip Rugby junior section played a mini rugby game. Family storytelling was on hand for the younger generation.
Dog lovers were encouraged to enter the Fun Dog show competition. Stalls from Ruislip Baptist Church, Ruislip Lions Club and many more to add to the family entertainment.
The Friends of Shenley Park Team are pictured above with the Manor Ward Cllr’s

Love your local park – Video

Tree planted in the park.
Friends, Family and Council employees planted a tree on memory of Andy Boecksteans last week. Andy sadly died last year and will be sadly missed by family friends and the many Friends groups for whom he worked alongside.and-boecksteans-tree-feb-16

The Friends of Shenley Park were delighted to join the Mayor of the London Borough of Hillingdon Councillor George Cooper together with Local Councillors  Jonathan Bianco,Mike Markham and Douglas Mills for the flag raising ceremony following their Green Flag Award.
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Pictured above are the Mayor of the London Borough of Hillingdon together with  Local Councillors as mentioned above together with the Friends of Shenley Park.