A few weeks ago a mistreated dog was tied up and abandoned in Tividale Park – The dog was subsequently put down. Do you know who was responsible for this cruelty? If so get in touch – contact K9search (www.k9searchuk.com/) or contact the police direct.
Don’t forget, we are inviting all our members, volunteers, and groups who we have worked with as well as residents to join us for a meal and networking at the Toby Carvery on 12/12/2018. Meet for 6.15 and seated for 6.30pm. Come along – you are invited. See the banner on Tividale Park or the poster attached.
Following our AGM last month and election of our new committee this is our first regular meeting of our group in its 4th year as a constitutional friends group.
We are approaching autumn and soon to be Christmas so lets decide what we want to achieve in that period and by when
- Our Co-op grant funded WW1 bench and Bin to be delivered this month to Sandwell Council for installation, and bees and lady birds have arrived.
- (see http://www.friendsoftividalepark.org.uk/?page_id=1427 for detail)
- Would members be interested to holding our December meeting with a carvery at the Toby?
- Barbara and Max’s attended Lightwoods Park for meeting with Sandwell Council and other around 14 other Friends Group on 06/09/2018 – find out more.
The Gurdwara, Dudley Road West Tividale, Oldbury B69 2PJ at 6.30pm
All members of the Community wit an interest in Tividale Park are welcome
National Express Foundation
National Express doubled the amount of funding it provided to the charity in 2018 and we have therefore launched an additional funding round this year, for the first time.
A total of £100,000 in additional grants is now available to support even more young people in the West Midlands and Kent.
The National Express Foundation is central to National Express Group’s support for the wider community in which we operate in the UK.
The public order disturbances in July 2011 highlighted the issues facing young people living in inner-city areas in the UK. The disturbances involved a disproportionate number of people in the 15-24 year age group. Unemployment, boredom and lack of motivation among this group were all cited as factors.
The Foundation aims to tackle these issues in two ways:
- Support for students with challenging personal and financial circumstances to enable them to continue with their further and higher education
- The provision of grants to charitable and community groups for projects which support young people to enjoy positive and developmental activities and promote cross-community cohesion and understanding
Our support is currently directed at organisations in the former West Midlands county boundary (served by our bus business) and the Medway, Gravesend and Longfield areas of Kent served by our Kings Ferry and Clarke’s commuter coach services (postcodes ME1-12, ME14, DA3, DA11, DA12 and DA13).
Community groups please click here for further details on how to apply for funding. Colleges and universities please click here.
All applications must be received by no later than Friday 24 August 2018.
Could volunteers meet in the park on 01/7/18 near the yellow barriers to run through a briefing on the event; this is so everyone know there roles and what we need to do in various scenarios.
Meeting time is 11am and will aim to keep it to no more than 30 minutes.
Volunteers need to be on duty for 8.30 at the Tividale Park Black Country Festival on Saturday 7th July.
If you can’t make the briefing, don’t worry let the organiser know and we can run through it on the day. (max@ tividale-park.org.uk)
At our May meeting we discussed the pros and cons of different venues and after receiving an invitation from the Bert, the Landlord of The Wonder, will be holding June meetings at The Wonder from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Come along and meet the gang! With the event so close it is a great time to get involved with a group dedicated to improving our local park.
We are current looking for helpers and stewards on the day.
Could you ask the council to cut the grass in the field is covered in dandelion weeds and now the area is covered in white seeds flying everywhere, it’s awful for asthma and hey fever sufferers.
Following a visit to Friends of Tividale Parks meeting in April, Sandwell Council have installed six new benches in the park after consultation with the friends group about location. We hope these will benefit the community and encourage more use of the park.
These benches were fitted and in use on 05/07/2018.