Here's a way to help combat the cuts

November 03 2017

STUCK for Christmas present ideas? Would you like to give a gift which also helps your community? The Friends of Eastville Park might just have the answer.

STUCK for Christmas present ideas? Would you like to give a gift which also helps your community? The Friends of Eastville Park might just have the answer.

They have come up with a 2018 calendar packed with full-colour photographs of the beautiful park.

As an added bonus, a potted history of the park, including how it was built more than 100 years ago at the request of the poor working classes of north Bristol, is included on the back.

The calendar, which features photos taken by local residents, aims to raise as much money as possible to help the group maintain the park and update its jaded play area.

Mo Lewis, a member of Friends of Eastville Park, said: "Government funding for parks will be withdrawn soon and all Bristol's parks will need to have a cost neutral budget. The Friends of Eastville Park group have been struggling for years to get funds to upgrade facilities there, especially the very old play area for young children. 

"Fundraising for that area is now our priority so this calendar has been produced in order to make money but also to show people just what a beautiful place it is at all times of the year and to encourage people to come and see how beautiful it is for themselves.

"The photos used were all taken by local residents and were chosen to show the amazing variety of wildlife and activities in the park."

The calendar costs £5 and is available at the following outlets: Glenfrome Primary School, Cottisford Road; The Star Pub, Fishponds; Inspirations Hairdresser, Fishponds Road; The Old Library, Muller Road; Park One Cafe, opposite Colston’s School; 141 Thingwall Park; and Fishponds Food Assembly at Steiner Academy.

The Friends can arrange to post calendars to people further afield.

Visit  friendsofeastvillepark@gmail.com to find out more or visit the Friends of Eastville Park on Facebook.