Grassroots Grant 2011
The Friends were awarded their first Grassroot Grant to the value of £3,973.00 from the Capital Community Foundation.
We achieved this after a lengthy process of consultation in which the whole committee was involved. We thank Amy Rogers and Andy Biggs of Bromley Council for advising us during the process. The upshot was that we were able to purchase two beautiful new seats for each park, as well as two picnic tables for the children's play areas.
The money was also used to purchase two electronic bat detectors for the seasonal Bat Walks in April and June in Cator Park, as well as a much-needed portable P.A. system for the music events in the summer.
Park visitors who have difficulty in walking may enjoy more frequent sit-downs and periods of rest as they make their way around the parks. And those who just like to sit and read their book (with a flask of coffee, perhaps) in the peaceful surroundings of a green space will have more spots where they may choose to do this.
The seats were installed during the Spring season of 2011. We have had many appreciative comments from park users.