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  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    10:00 amStarting outside Boots on Blandford Road

    On Sat Feb 9th, 10.00-12.00, we are litter picking from Boots and McCalls along the Blandford Road towards the Hamworthy Dental Practice.

    We are also hoping to do a spot of gardening and get the planters outside Boots/McCalls back into some kind of order.

    Due to the proximity to a big road, this pick is not recommended for smaller children. But older children with responsible adults are welcome.

    Come and make a difference to your local area!

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    10:00 amTucker's Field Hamworthy

    Tucker''s field Hanworthy

    Tucker's Field litter pick. Saturday 6th April. 10.00-12.00. Perfect for kids and adults alike. If we get enough volunteers, we will also litter pick the front of the library.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmHamworthy Library

    The annual FOHP AGM will take place on Thursday, 11th April, 7.00pm at Hamworthy Library. With the paddling pool refurbishment underway, this will be an opportunity to discuss future projects for the park and other local green spaces.

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019
    11.00-13.00Hamworthy Park

    With an Easter egg hunt and all the usual fun! More details to follow.

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    10.30-14.00Hamworthy Park

    Plants, planters, bit and bobs for your garden -  get ready for the growing season with the annual plant sale.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    11:00-13.00Hamworthy Park

    It's time for the annual park fete. This daytime event features a variety of children’s games and rides, along with numerous stalls. There will be music and a children’s entertainer. All-in-all, a great family day in the park!

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    10:00 amHamworthy Park

    It's time to make your mark on the park!

    The fence around the paddling pool needs painting so it's nice and smart.

    With 5 different colours to choose from, you can come and paint a section of fence and admire it for decades to come!

    FOHP Wednesday volunteers have been cleaning the fence, ready for painting.

    Supervised children very welcome!

    Bring old clothes that you don't mind getting splashed in paint.

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amHamworthy Park

    It''s time to continue painting the fence around the paddling pool. After the great job done by our volunteers earlier in the summer, this is your chance to make your mark on the park. Come and paint a panel that will be in the park for years to come. Great to do with the kids...but remember to wear old clothes!

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    10:30 amHamworthy Park

    Sale of locally produced vegetables and fruit. Also homemade jams chutneys and pickles. Any donations of your surplus produce welcome.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 amSt Michael's Church, Hamworthy

    Meet 10.00am on the lane at the side of St Michael's Churchyard (Cobb's lane - next to the Red Lion). We will be litter picking the woodland and Churchyard - if we have the numbers and the time, we will also pick around the shops and Doctor's Surgery.

    As well as litter picking, you can learn all about the Bluebell Woods project and have the opportunity to help clear the woodland of invasive species - full equipment and training is provided - just wear sensible shoes.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    7:00 pmHamworthy Library

    Since our last public meeting, the paddling pool has opened! This means we are now free to pursue other projects.

    So there will be plenty to talk about as we plan the next steps for our wonderful park, including painting the fence and getting the wall around the paddling pool repaired.

    As well as our regular Wednesday volunteers, we'll be running our autumn/winter series of litter picks starting in September.

    So come along and have your say!

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019
    10:00 amTurlin Moor Recreation Ground

    Meet in the Quay School / Children's Centre car park by the Youth Centre. Litter pickers, gloves, and bags provided. We aim to litter pick the area around the buildings and in the green spaces behind.

    Come and make a difference in your area, whether you have 5 minutes or 2 hours. Child-friendly.

    This is a great community event led by Friends of Hamworthy Park along with Go Pladdle, Talk Moor, St Gabriel's' Church, St Gabriel's Pre-school, Turlin Moor Children's Centre, Muddy Boots, The Vine and more!

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    10:00 amCoop, Blandford Road

    FOHP volunteers will be in the Coop Foyer - pop in for a chat and all the latest information about the park. We'll be selling the brand new 2020 calendars and all the usual cards, Christmas cards, keyrings and coasters.

    Come and stock up on stocking fillers!

     

     

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    St Edward's School, Poole

    FOHP have a stall at the St Edward's School Christmas Fayre - see you there!

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
    12.30-15.00St Michael's Church, Hamworthy

    FOHP together with St Michael's Church.

    With Christmas just around the corner, here's your chance to stock up on stocking fillers and help enhance your favourite local park all at the same time.

    You can get the amazing 2020 calendar and special Hamworthy Park Christmas cards - definitely something a bit different! As well as a range of other Christmas gifts on sale.

    Various stalls,  refreshments, free admission and plenty of free parking

     

     

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    10:00 amDawkins Road Play Area, Hamworthy

    FOHP are coming to Dawkins Road Play area and the surrounding green space. There are some dedicated individuals who look after this area - we are going to give them a helping hand by removing as much litter as possible from the alleyway, Hoyal Road zig-zag and giving the area a good once over with the litter pickers.

     

     

News from the park – Wednesday volunteers

Flower beds On Wednesday,  the volunteers carried out the usual litter and dog poo picking. We also cleared the flower bed in front of the cafe of the ornamental grasses. This was because they were starting to smother the rose bushes. With this done, we could prune the roses that could not be reached last …

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Sand on the Promenade

It’s been a week of high tides and winds! And as such, a great deal of sand and debris had been deposited on the promenade. If it is left on the promenade, it builds up and can make life difficult for wheelchairs, pushchairs and young children on their scooters. So, on Wednesday, two volunteers spent …

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“I hope that the new park will be of benefit for all time to the people and particularly the children of Hamworthy”

— POOLE MAYORESS ON OPENING THE PARK, 1931