Who are the VYFWBP?

We are a friendly community group, run by parents, who meet every Thursday morning in West Bank Park, York. Whatever the weather, school hols included, we spend a couple of hours in the woods and meadows of the Park, doing nature games and crafts, building or making things with materials we find, telling stories and singing songs.

We are open to all - with a contribution of £1 a family (to cover basic equipment) - so if you want to join us, see you on Thursday at 10am at the statue of Queen Victoria, at the top of the Rose Walk. (Bring something simple to share at snack time.)

For more information contact Elly at: westbankparkkids@gmail.com

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

We had a lovely summery party on Aug 7th with everything a very Young Friend could want really - crafts with Jen and Tanya (including an actual ice cream shop for making glitter ice lollies!), a groaning treats table provided by all of us, play tents, zooming scooters and fabulous games from Alex of Parties of Distinction (http://www.partiesofdistinction.co.uk/)!!, a little story from me and glorious sunshine. Just lovely.

And some interesting news about the park that just shows the power of Mums...as many of you know, the lovely Friends of West Bank Park, the (slightly older) version of us except that they look after the whole park, all stepped down a couple of weeks ago. After 20 yrs of keeping a watchful eye on everything from the gardening and maintenance down to the thorny issue of the Gates and toilets, they felt that they needed new blood.

Would you like to have a little guess who is on the new committee! Our own Lucy King is the new Secretary (take a letter Miss King), Helen Hoult who took over the West Bank Park Fair this year, is the new Chair, Big Young Friend Catherine Heinemeyer is also on the committee and I am the new Treasurer. Helen has already set up a Web site and we are poised and raring to go. I plan to focus mainly on work groups to try and keep on top of litter/bindweed/pond clearing etc so if anyone fancies tarting up the park, please let me know. Well done us I say!

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Our beloved Queen Victoria

Our beloved Queen Victoria
We sometimes bow to her before we set off into the woods!