FoEP:

‘Friends of Eastfield Park’ (FoEP) is a voluntary community organisation whose main aim is to improve Eastfield Park, Northampton, UK, for the benefit of all its users.  We do this through research, consultation, planning, development and promotion of the Park as well as organising conservation activities and social events in the Park.

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LOVE YOUR PARK

Love your Park - Respect your Park - Protect your Park

What's in the Ponds?

At the end of 'Love Parks Week', on Saturday 31st July between 3.00 and 4.30 pm, Dr Vic Smith, Freshwater Ecologist and Chair of the FoEP  demonstrated some of the animals found in the Eastfield Park ponds.  Despite a heavy downpour halfway through the proceedings, Vic and Janette Smith thoroughly enjoyed organising the display and talking to those who came along to see it. Vic and Janette were impressed with the interest shown by the visitors. The children, in particular, were intelligent, polite, well-behaved, and a joy to talk to. We are sure they gained a lot from the experience.

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Twelve groups of invertebrate from the top pond were on display: Meniscus midge larvae (Dixidae), Phantom midge larvae (Chaoboridae), Mosquito larvae (Culicidae), Blood 'worms' (Chironomidae: Chironominae), Psectrotanypus varius (Chironomidae: Tanypodinae), Rat-tailed maggots (Syrphidae), larvae of the Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) dragonfly, Water cricket (Velia sp.), Freswater 'shrimps' (Crangonyx pseudogracilis), Water hog-louse (Asellus aquaticus), Flat ramshorn water snails (Hippeutis complanatus), and flatworms (Polycelis sp.).

'A Little Litter'

'Love Parks Week' may be over but you can still pick up a 'little litter' as you go about the Park.  Wherever you see litter in the Park, pick it up and put it in one of the litter bins?  Use litter pickers or gloved hands and always follow our litter picking guidance:

ACTS in Eastfield Park:

Love your Park - Respect your Park - Protect your Park

ACTIVITY CHALLENGES THIS SUMMER (2021)

The Friends of Eastfield Park have resurrected their 2020 'ACTS in Eastfield Park' programme with only slight modifications for 2021.  The programme is aimed mainly at older children and younger teenagers but there are no age restrictions and anybody of any age can take part.  We hope that families may join in the activities together, parents and older family members helping children to complete some of the tasks.  The activities are designed with Eastfield Park in mind but if you live near another park you might like to try some of the activities there.

Last year the take-up for the ACTS programme was rather poor, possibly due to Covid-19 restrictions and the fact that this website was so new.  We hope that more people will get involved this year.

Each activity is described on a separate page listed under the 'ACTS' menu above but a complete list can be downloaded by clicking the link on the first page of the ACTS programme.

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Friends of Eastfield Park are always looking for new members and new volunteers. Click bar to find out more: