KIDS' FUN FAIR DAY, SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2023 Watch this space for details about our 20th annual fun day for kids (and adults!) in Canons Park. No applications for commercial stalls please, this is a community event!
LITTER PICKS Our next litter pick will take place on Sunday 2 April 2023 from 10am to 11.30am. All equipment supplied, including gloves and litter pickers. Everyone is welcome but children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult please. Light refreshments will be available at the end of the session. Meet opposite the Good Friends Cafe at 10am and help us to keep our park clean and safe!
FRIENDS OF CANONS PARK AGM, WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2023 AT 8PM We are delighted to welcome back as our guest speaker local historian Stuart Cawthorne, who will explore some of the fascinating characters who owned the Canons Estate after it was sold by the Duke of Chandos' family after his death.
The AGM will begin promptly at 8pm, with a short report on the activities and finances of the Friends over the past year, followed by Stuart's talk 'AFTER CHANDOS'.
Entrance is free and light refreshments will be served at the end of the evening. . CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB - STARTS AGAIN ON 2 APRIL 2023 We would love to hear from any keen gardeners who would like to work in or around the George V Memorial Garden at the centre of the park, to help restore it to its former glory. In 2018 we formed a small but very effective gardening club that now meets every other Sunday morning, from early spring to late autumn, working from around 10am to 1pm - although everyone is welcome for whatever amount of time they can spare. The Gardening Club sessions are very rewarding. So far the group have cleared many of the overgrown flower beds and planted bulbs, bedding and perennial plants. Why not join them and make a real difference to the garden? All tools and equipment, including gardening gloves, are provided - or you can bring your own if you prefer.
The club is now closed for the winter but will resume again ON 2 April 2023. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact our gardening volunteer coordinator, Tony Bennett, at: email@example.com for more information.
YOGA AND HEALTH WALKS IN CANONS PARK The activities below are FREE but donations are very welcome. All proceeds to the Friends of Canons Park to help buy plants and bulbs for the George V Memorial Garden
HEALTH WALKS - 8am - 9am Join the group for health walks and stretching exercises four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 9am. Meet at the Howberry Road entrance gates. Contact: Herbalist, Varsha on 07730 979400 for further details
YOGA - 8.30am - 10am daily during Spring and Summer (weather permitting) These sessions are now halted until SPRING 2023, when timings will be published In the George V Memorial Garden, suitable for beginners and advanced.
TAI CHI 10am - 11am every Thursday throughout the year. At the Temple building in the Pleasure Garden or under the shelter in the George V Memorial Garden, depending on weather conditions For further information, text the organiser on 07462 181878
Walk with a Doc (Dr Akshay Bhanshaly) Walk with a Doc takes place on the third Sunday of each month at 9.30am to 10.30am in Canons Park. This is a FREE monthly community event. Walk with a Doc is an inclusive walking program open to everyone interested in taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Spend a few minutes learning about a lifestyle related heath topic, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active and enjoy all the great benefits that come from walking. Walk at your own pace and distance (there is no obligation to walk the full hour).You don’t need any special gear, and everyone is welcome. Our walking groups are a safe, fun and FREE place to get steps, learn about health and meet new friends. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or just turn up on the day. (GMC Registration 6129427)
BIRD WATCHING WALKS - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The park is teeming with wildlife, especially birds! Unfortunately we do not have an expert to lead our walks at the moment but are keen to hear from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced and would like to step in to take over!
IN THE MEANTIME, HERE IS A LIST OF BIRDS THAT CAN BE SEEN IN THE PARK AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE YEAR. (In Canons Park) 7 Black-headed Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull Wood Pigeon - several Stock Dove - singing & at nest hole Ring-necked Parakeet - common Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming Green Woodpecker - calling 3 Magpie Carrion Crows 2 Long-tailed Tit Blue Tit - singing Great Tit - singing 2 Coal Tit - singing Eurasian Nuthatch 3 singing / calling 1 Dunnock - briefly singing REDWING Only 1 (48 on 2 February 2020) 2 Mistle Thrush feeding in the open grass Robin - 3 singing Wren - 2 singing 2 Starling – calling near Donnefield gate Chaffinch – singing. Male feeding under trees 2 Goldfinch Greenfinch trilling near Donnefield gate