November Update

Urgent News Item – please give your views…..

Lancaster City Council is undertaking a study to assess the quality, use and distribution of green space in our district. Everyone can have a say!          On-line survey to be completed by Monday 4th December: 

https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/news/2017/nov/have-your-say-on-open-spaces-in-our-district

WW1 Centenary Event on Sunday 3rd December 2017 @ 10.30 am.

 With the installation of the boulder and bench on the field (see Gallery tab for pictures) the event is now ‘on track’.  Dignitaries attending include our local MP Cat Smith and the Mayor who will unveil the boulder and two plaques.  Ridge Primary School children are working on the contents of a time capsule, a young bugler will play “The Last Post” and a student will read  “For the Fallen” by local poet Laurence Binyon.  We would like to arrange for a pebble from the Field to be taken to Julian Whalley’s grave in France.  Any suggestions or volunteers?  We also need volunteers on the day e.g. stewards, erecting safety barriers etc.  The Timetable for the Event, plus more details and photos of the installation work are on our website.

Fields in Trust Designation

We have now been awarded ‘Fields in Trust Centenary Field’ Status, which adds further protection to our current designation as a Local Green Space in the Local Plan.  Fields in Trust have donated their plaque to mark this.  See http://www.fieldsintrust.org/centenaryfields

The Gregson Bonfire on Sunday 5th November 

This event was again successful and enjoyed by all.  This was only possible with the help of donations and support from locals.

Funding Grants and Support – appeal for your support

Lancaster Green Spaces, the Lancashire Environment Fund and the Yorkshire and Furness Building Societies gave grants which made the current work and plans for next year possible.  Local firms have also generously donated their time and materials. Funds are still very limited and we are always searching for sources of awards, grants or donations.  Please let us know of any potential sources or if you would like to donate financially or offer your time,

Publicity and Communication

We try to keep up to date with recent events and developments on our website:-http://misswhalleysfield.org.uk/
If you have any photographs (recent or older) or additional information, please let us know.

Remember to also look at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MissWhalleysField/

FMWF contactmarg.wig@gmx.co.uk

If there is anyone who would like to get more involved and/ or join the Friends of Miss Whalley’s Field Committee, simply contact us via the above E mail.

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