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Events programme 2015

The lake in Saltwell Park is currently closed due to a bloom of blue green algae.
Members of the public are advised not to touch the water, or allow pets to enter the lake, until further notice.

All events are open to Members of the Friends of Saltwell Park. All events (apart from the trips away from the Park) take place in, or from, the Training Centre in Saltwell Park. For events in the Training Centre there is a charge of £1 which includes refreshments.  

Date / Time Topic Description of Event
Saturday 14 March 10.30am Lit & Phil Library Visit A guided tour around this historic library. Opened in 1825 it houses 160,000 books, 16th century to present. Meet outside the library at 10.20 for a 10.30 start. (Westgate Road, down from Station Hotel).
Saturday 11 / Sunday 12 April 10am - 4pm Spring Show - Dates to be confirmed Two days of events in the Park. Open to all the Community. There will be a Friends of Saltwell Park stall. an you help? Please let a member of the Committee know.
Wednesday 22 April 7pm AGM Open to All Members Come along and find out what the Friends of Saltwell Park are doing to help keep Saltwell Park a wonderful place for everyone
Sunday 17 May 9.30am Bird Walk Join Michael Turner to observe the wide variety of birds in Saltwell Park. Please meet at the lakeside near the Training Centre at 9.30am
Saturday 13 June 10.30am RSPB Caron Henderson (RSPB) joins us again to tell us about the progress of the RSPB project in the Park
Wednesday 8 July 7pm FoSP 10th Anniversary Join the FoSP for a meal to celebrate 10 years of activity. This event is to be held in Saltwell Towers and a ticket is required
Saturday 18 July 10.30am Battle of Waterloo Dr John Derry makes a welcome return to FoSP to enthrall us with “Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo
Saturday 8 August 10.30am Bees Mandy Oliver from AONB visits us to tell us about Bumble Bees and take us for a walk in the Park to identify good environments for bees
Tuesday 25 August 7.15 - 9.15pm Bats Rachel Hepburn (Durham Bat Group) will tell us about bats and lead a walk in the Park in the dark to spot some of these wonderful creatures
Saturday 12 Sept. 10.30am Open Meeting Come and talk with the Friends about issues in the Park which are important to you
Saturday 10 October 10.30am World Class Stained Glass on your Doorstep - Nearly Stained glass - from Saxon times to the present day - all within easy reach of various Metro stops. Christopher Wardale has restored ancient glass in York Minster and is a stained glass designer, painter and maker in his own right.
Saturday 14 November 10.30am Thrive Chris Tait (Thrive) joins us to tell us about the progress of the project in the Park
Saturday 12 December 10.30am Silver Wind Band Join the Friends of Saltwell Park for mulled wine and a festive melody from the Silver Wind Band at St Chad’s Church
  • Please make every effort to support us and encourage your friends to become Friends. Each event offers an opportunity to learn something new, enjoy refreshments and have a chat.
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  • For further information contact:  Diane Ward 07949 267 602