Please note that no vehicles will be permitted in the park during the weekend of 6th &7th March 2021
The Friends have applied for 3 Wee green grants for some left over funds from the original round of grants last year. These are for ‘Finishing off the Wildlife Garden’ with hard core for the paths and buying a notice board and some planters, for some bird and bat boxes and for a new cover for the polytunnel to enable the various groups who use Pollok park to continue with growing wild flowers from seed. The decision as to who receives the grants is decided by public vote.
You can vote at https://weegg.communitychoices.scot/
We hope that you will support us and please do vote as soon as possible as voting closes at 12noon on 16th March !
The roe deer we glimpse from time to time are a huge asset to Pollok Country park albeit one which is in very real danger: Several deer are reported to have been injured and very recently one deer was attacked and killed apparently by a dog or dogs and we need your help to deal with this problem: Dogs in the park must be kept under control although the management rules do not require all dogs to be on leads.
This notice has been posted at various locations in the park by the Countryside Rangers and we would ask your help in reporting any incidents.
We’re delighted to be able to share this video of Otters in Pollok park! This video was captured by Eloise (instagram @el_birt) on Tuesday, and shows the pair on the banks of the White Cart.
Many thanks to Eloise for letting us share her wonderful video!
The AGM of the Friends of Pollok Country park will be held on Zoom on Wednesday 17th February 2021 @ 7.30pm . Personal invitations have now been emailed to our members. If you are a member and haven’t received your invitation please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re pleased to let you know that the third edition of the Friends of Pollok Country park newsletter is available to download here.
It covers details about how how the group’s work parties managed to refurbish benches over lockdown, the proposed memorial garden, updates on grant projects, and new on the Stable Block.
Many thanks to Alan and Liz for putting it together!
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Pollok Country Park will take place on Wednesday 17th February at 7.30 pm by Zoom. An invitation will be sent shortly to all members.
It has been a difficult year for many however there is reason to hope for improvement in 2021 . Next year our AGM will be virtual meeting at 7.30pm on 17February so please put that date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you then. Further information will be provided nearer the time.
Have a good Christmas and all the best for 2021!
Why not listen to this podcast as you walk in the park? Or even if you can’t get to the park why not listen to it at home and let your imagination do the rest? Earlier this year we had started discussions with Jen Anderson of the South Glasgow Environment and Heritage Trust (SGEHT) to undertake guided heritage walks in the park but then along came Covid 19 and scuppered all the plans. Undaunted Jen has produced this wonderful podcast as an interim measure until we get the guided walks up and running. Thanks Jen and the SGEHT.