Friends of Winterfield are working with Sustaining Dunbar and East Lothian Council to create a Community Orchard near the vehicle entrance of Winterfield. As a first step, Judy Miller has donated some strawberry plants which will go alongside the disabled access to the tennis courts.
Please help by not letting your dog foul near or dig up the plants.
The Big Kid Circus http://www.bigkidcircus.co.uk/?oo=0 finished erecting its tent this morning. Friends of Winterfield would like to welcome them and hope that they have a good visit to Dunbar.
The Big Kid Circus Big Top
The performances are:
Friday 24th. May 7 pm show only
Saturday 25th. May and Sunday 26th. May 2 pm and 5 pm
Bank Holiday Monday 27th. May 3 pm show only
Box office open on site from Thursday 23rd. May 10 am to 8 pm
|June 22, 2013|
|11:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
dog show2013 poster
Friends of Winterfield Dog Show (part of Dunbar Civic Week): 22nd June 2013, 11 am to 1 pm.
Order of events 2013
Following the success of last year’s Fun Dog Show at the Public Park and Winterfield. We would like to organise a show that ties in with the Dunbar Civic Week in June. The date we have, provisionally, is Saturday 22nd June in the morning: 11am to 1pm. I’m looking for anyone who might want to get involved in helping to organise it or assist with its running on the day. If you are interested in helping then please contact me by email. I hope to form a planning committee next month. We organised everything with only a handful of people last year and did feel a little stretched on the day. This was entirely our fault for not involving the Friends at an earlier stage.
Jobs we need filled: caterer; volunteer “Friends” to promote membership and to hand out questionnaires; helpers for registration; a dog judge; ring assistants; people to help assemble the gazebo on the day
We’re open it ideas on what we can do at the show. Last year’s theme was to promote responsible dog walking in the park.
Scheduled amateur football fixtures have returned to Winterfield and Dunbar Grammar School are using the Public Park for rugby. We’ve been talking to the sports clubs that use the park and are supportive of moves towards providing changing and toilet facilities in Winterfield. We feel this can’t happen soon enough.
We’re in the process of making some improvements to the park. This has been due to the hefty support of East Lothian Council. Last year we benefited from £500 startup costs and a new bench from Dunbar Community Council, a £2996 Environmental Community Fund grant for picnic benches and bins; £5000 Civic Pride funding for new benches and planting and a vehicle gate. We are also promised £6500 towards an adult exercise area from Fields in Trust and a further £4400 from Civic Pride towards wall repairs. Lafarge has kindly offered us some building stone for landscaping and ELC have also generously offered some topsoil for some structural land contouring for an imaginative play area. Later this spring we’ll be looking for other funding to top up the budget of the adult exercise area wall repairs and signage plus a possible project involving the Pavilion and its environs that we hope would provide a viewing platform and an imaginative play area