CHAIR'S REPORT 2019(The report given by Christine Lee, (Acting) Chair, The Friends of the Wick Country Park to the AGM, January 19th 2020)
Again as in 2018 we held a reduced number of events in 2019 due to the lack of volunteers available to organize and run them. In particular, the Nature Event scheduled to be held on Sunday 7th July had to be cancelled due to the lack of volunteers. The events that did take place were the Bird Song Walk led by Mark, the two 3K Races kindly organized by Peter and the Pitsea Running Club, and then our final event was the Kite Festival and Classic Car Display, courtesy of support from The Essex Kite Group (EKG) and the South Eastern Vintage and Classic Vehicle Club.
All in all. it was still a good year. with plenty of visitors to the events, so many thanks to everyone who has contributed and attended. We would also like to say a big thank you to Ali Riley for her management of our Facebook page and also to the dedicated team of Wick Weeders who have spent many hours to make the pavilion garden look good; however due to events beyond our control we have had to cancel these sessions during the Winter season.
To keep the success going we are appealing for more volunteers, also to join the committee to help us arrange events and to give new ideas for next year's events. The programme for 2020 is currently being discussed and will be published soon. Another piece of good news is that we are continuing free membership for another year!
The Friends of the Wick Country Park