We love Hamworthy Park. Help us promote and protect our Park for the benefit of our local community.
Sat09Feb201910:00 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!
Sat06Apr201910:00 amTucker's Field Hamworthy
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.
Thu11Apr20197:00 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.
With an Easter egg hunt and all the usual fun! More details to follow.
Plants, planters, bit and bobs for your garden - get ready for the growing season with the annual plant sale.
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!
Sat27Jul201910:00 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.
Sat14Sep201910:00 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!
Sun22Sep201910:30 amHamworthy Park
Sale of locally produced vegetables and fruit. Also homemade jams chutneys and pickles. Any donations of your surplus produce welcome.
Sat05Oct201910:00 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.
Thu10Oct20197:00 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!
Sat16Nov201910:00 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!
Thu21Nov201910:00 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!
Sat23Nov2019St Edward's School, Poole
FOHP have a stall at the St Edward's School Christmas Fayre - see you there!
Sat30Nov201912.30-15.00St 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
Sat14Dec201910:00 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.
Given the current situation, FOHP are cancelling our events for the foreseeable future, including both fundraising and volunteering events. This is to protect both our volunteers and the local community. Events cancelled include the AGM, Easter Egg Hunt and Plant Sale. We’ll be keeping you updated as normal with all the park and local news …
This report is provisional and will be either accepted or updated at the Friends of Hamworthy Park AGM on Thursday, April 16th, 19.00, at Hamworthy Library. It will then be submitted to the Charity Commission. Opens pdf: FOHP Annual Report and Accounts2019
“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