CHAIR'S REPORT 2021(Presented to the AGM held in Ocober 2021; covering the period January 2020 to October 2021)
It has been a quiet time for the Friends of the Wick Country Park since we last met in January last year but we hope to carry on by arranging some small events in the New Year, at the moment this will probably be themed walks with refreshments.
However we are appealing for more volunteers, especially to join the committee to help us arrange and give new ideas for next year's events.
Life for the wildlife here has not changed and visitors to the Wick Country Park have been enjoying the scenic and relaxing atmosphere of the Park. Many photos have been sent to our Facebook page and are now also on the website.
The monthly wildlife walks - again, expertly organized by Martin Singleton - have resumed. On the walks, the birds, butterflies and other resident wildlife at the time are recorded and a comprehensive report has been uploaded onto the Friends of the Wick Country Park website. Many thanks to Martin Singleton for his continued and welcome support.
Additionally the Wickford Wildlife Society organised a Moth & Stargazing night, which was held in the Park and is something that may become an annual event.
The regeneration of an area in the park to encourage the Skylarks back is now complete with the teasel seed planted.
As visitors will have seen, the Country Park now has a new look to the entrance and access road to welcome them - newly painted gates, a resurfaced access road and car park and the magnificent line of 18 cherry blossom trees. Thank you to the Wickford Wombles for helping to fund the trees and their continued maintenance, also to Virgin Media for painting the gates.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Ali Riley for her management of our Facebook page and also to the Wickford Wombles for their recent litter pick in the Wick Country Park. A thank you too to Alaric for all his work maintaining the website.
Wick Weeders has sadly lapsed but an appeal has gone out for volunteers to help keep the garden nice and tidy. In the interim we would very much like to thank Jacky for her continued hard work in the garden maintenance, this is greatly appreciated.
Finally, free membership will be continued for another year.
Acting Chair, Friends of the Wick Country Park