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October update

There's been lots going on in the Park and at Ham Farm House offices over the past couple of weeks so we thought we'd give you a little update...

Yorkshire Building Society & Buglife corporate volunteer day

We would like to say thank you to the team from Yorkshire Building Society for their help across two days, by coming into the Park and helping with an array of tasks from creating fires on Ham Mere to clear the area by the nature reserve, to sowing seeds and bulbs ready for next year. A big thank you to Jamie from Buglife (right) who donated the bulbs and came along to help plant them. A very productive day had by all!

YBS volunteer

Parklife magazine audio version is out now!

The Autumn / Winter 2016 edition of Parklife can be found in audio format by clicking on the following link >>

Sleeping under the stars

Hope Into Action, a registered charity, organised a Big Sleep Out where a group of people slept under the stars by Lakeside in Ferry Meadows. This is to raise awareness of how homeless people feel to be sleeping out at night in cold and dark surroundings. This is a great cause and we commend everyone who took part.

Tree cutting in the Park

Autumn and winter is the best time for our Landscape team to perform tree-related tasks. We have had to wave goodbye to one of the large poplar trees near the Visitor Centre in Ferry Meadows. The tree is not in its happiest state and for health and safety reasons, we also wanted to remove this before any accidents happened. We also used the elevating platform to go up and get some great views of the Park.

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Autumn is coming... we think!

All this mild weather means there is still plenty of green around in the Park. Hopefully over the next month or so you will start to see some of the beautiful reds, yellows and browns emerging on the trees. We are waiting for them to fall so they crunch underfoot when you walk!

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