The Spring Festival at Onchan Park was an amazing success, in more ways than one!
There is a new tennis net on the tennis court at Onchan Park! Tennis was a popular activity as recorded in our survey from last year, and now the council have replaced the posts and net. Onchan Park is the local name for Oakdale Road Recreation Ground, the park and tennis court are open all day, every day for the public to play on this hard outdoor surface.
To all the Onchan Park Friends and Supporters
Competition winners from Carlton Central, Sacred Heart and Parkdale received their certificates in awards assemblies in October.
We asked the school children to design smaller pictures to cover up the boarded windows of Onchan Park pavilion. Here are the winning designs that our councillors Paul Wilkinson and Nicki Brooks selected. They are so bright and colourful! The children really used their imaginations well to come up with these designs.
There will be more details to follow about painting the pavilion.
Winner of the mural competition:
Our mural competition was judged by local Councillors Paul Wilkinson and Nicki Brooks and the winner was announced at our event on 18th September. We know lots of people are interested in the result, especially the local schoolchildren, so we’d like to share the winning design here.
Heather Cully, from Carlton Central Junior school, produced the winning entry in our mural competition. It’s a bold, bright and beautiful design from a really talented young artist. She received her certificate from Sally in Awards assembly in October.
All the designs were pinned up on the fence at the Judging Event.
There will be more details to follow and we will share the runners up and the designs to cover up the boarded up windows in the coming days.
“The Communities and Local Government Committee launches an inquiry into public parks to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces and consider concerns that their existence is under threat.” See the parliament website for more details.
Here is the written evidence submitted by Alison Pritchard on behalf of the Friends of Onchan Park group, Carlton, Nottingham.