Friends of Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich
Patron: 10th Earl of Dartmouth

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New apprentices, Oliver and Molly, enjoy a drink after working with the volunteer gardeners. They're joined by volunteer gardener Chris.

 

Walking from the Park to the Valley for a bite to eat from the Tea Rooms' Hatch, this stunning display of buttercups came into view and stopped me in my tracks

 

Sandwell Visually Impaired Group check out the new Interpretation Board in the
Sensory Garden

Sandra Troth, Development Worker, and other visually impaired members and helpers, came into the Park on Thursday 27 May to visit the new Interpretation Board in the Sensory Garden which has a braille panel to help them enjoy the garden.

Sandra said the group are looking for local people who might want to walk around the Park with someone blind or visually impaired, or even do other things with them like shopping or visiting places of interest.

Committee members and Volunteer Gardeners joined the group for the unveiling.

The Interpretation Board was financed by Sandwell Council.

 

Sandra checks out the braille panel with Chris, Jenny, Yvonne, Mike and Selwyn looking on to see whether she finds it useful. Mike and Selwyn have both worked on the stand for the Interpretation Panel to ensure it was in pristine condition.

 

The sun shone on the Voluteer Gardeners in the Park on Friday 7 May. I had great difficulty getting them to pose as they were more interested in their gardening tasks. Unfortunately two of the gardeners were too far away for me to get them to join in the photoshoot. There were 14 gardeners in total working to make the Park a beautiful place to visit and enjoy.

 

Honouring the life of the
Duke of Edinburgh
on the day of his funeral
The Federation of Birmingham Ex-Service Association came to the Park on the 17 April to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh.
The photographer was Peter Lloyd

 

Heart of England Community Foundation’s
The Harry Payne Fund

We are delighted to report that the Heart of England Community Foundation’s The Harry Payne Fund has given us £1,000 towards replacing benches in Dartmouth Park. The Park is very important to our community, particular since the lockdown, and they will love the new benches. It is so important that we get support. It has been impossible to raise funds over the past 12 months and a lot of grants focus on large organisations and not small community organisations like ourselves which are just as important locally.
Volunteer Gardener, Chris Blakesley, gets stuck in tending the Sensory Garden
The Sensory Garden looking splendid on a lovely May morning


Autumn in the Sensory Garden
 

The volunteer gardeners have been doing a wonderful job tidying the Sensory Garden. It is looking beautiful in its autumn colours.

 

 
Our first trip of 2020
We had our first trip last year to Kew on the 15 September in a Covid safe coach and with Covid safe procedures. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed the chance to visit somewhere different. A few photographs mainly showing us relaxing in the shade.

 

Lovely photographs of the Sensory Garden

 

Contact Address: Carol Hartill
Secretary of the Friends of Dartmouth Park
c/o 2 Sandwell Road North, West Bromwich, B71 4JB
Tel: 0121 588 4747 / e-mail: carolh.fodp@btinternet.com
Tel 0121 525 5524 / e-mail: annette_welch@sky.com

Committee

Jenny Francis
Chairman
Yvonne Hayward
Vice Chairman
Annette Welch
Treasurer
Carol Hartill
Secretary
Mandy Timms
Membership Secretary
Mark Barrett
Social Historian
Chris Blakesley
Minute Secretary
Chris Burgess
Maggie Turner
Roger Stopford
Joan Burns
Margaret Geddes