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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RHS Certificate awarded to FoEP 2020

LOVE PARKS WEEK

Love your Park - Respect your Park - Protect your Park

23rd July to 1st August, 2021

Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

The Friends of Eastfield Park will be taking part in a Community Event organised by Northampton Partnership Homes and West Northants Council in Eastfield Park on:

Friday 23rd July - 10am and 2pm

The event marks the end of 'Anti-Social Behaviour Aware-ness Week' but we will also use it to mark the beginning of 'Love Parks Week'. The FoEP will have a stand advertising our aims and the work we do in the Park.

What's in the Ponds?

The FoEP will also be organising their own event on:

Saturday 31st July

3.00 to 4.30 pm

Dr Vic Smith, Freshwater Ecologist and Chair of the FoEP will be demonstating some of the animals found in the Eastfield Park ponds (see poster).  The demonstration will be set up a short distance away from the ponds near the bench and litter bin just south of the bottom pond (see picture).  There will be no pond dipping with the general public (for health & safety reasons) but we may invite adult FoEP members with their children to do some dipping ahead of the event.

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Litter Picking

During 'Love Parks Week' why not take the opportunity to pick up litter (safely!) wherever you see it in the Park and put it in one of the litter bins?  Use litter pickers or gloved hands and always follow our guidance for litter pickers.

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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.

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