exciting news! Following the Walpole Friends AGM in December, the new name for our group is Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park - not catchy, but accurate!
The Friends has always supported Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery but using the name Walpole Friends was confusing and looked as if we just supported Walpole Park, whereas you may recall it was named after the Walpole Ward. We hope that this name change just clarifies what we stand for!
Some changes continue in the Park for example the 'way finding' signs are being finalised so will see some signage before too long.
We understand that the Festival in Walpole Park this year will be a week shorter - it has grown considerably over the past few years - from the point of view of the Friends its does mean that there is less damage to the Park environment.
You may have noticed that a Yew tree was taken out of the children's playground as mothers were (rightly) worried about their children eating the poisonous berries. We are also delighted to learn that here is some new equipment coming for the children's playground to fill the gap, courtesy of the contractors who had problems with the water feature element of the playground when it opened.