All are welcome to come along to Friends of Elder Park’s AGM on Wednesday 4th March, 6 – 7.30pm in Elder Park Library. Come along for a chat and a cuppa, vote in the new committee, and catch up on all things Elder Park.
As ever, we very much welcome the addition of new members on the committee so please consider this before you come along. You can read a little about what this entails HERE. We look forward to seeing you there!
All are welcome to come along to Friends of Elder Park’s AGM on Monday 18th March, 6 – 7.30pm (refreshments from 5.45pm), in Elder Park Library. Come along for a cuppa, vote in our new committee, and catch up on what has been happening in Elder Park.
Please share this event with anyone would be interested in taking up free membership with Friends of Elder Park, and contributing to the protection and development of Elder Park. If you are unable to come along to this meeting, but would like to get involved in supporting development and activity in Elder Park then please get in touch via the form at the bottom of the page.
Please note that we will be raising 2 proposed changes to our constitution at this meeting.
Change 1 In line with the Scottish Charity Account Regulations 2006 (2011 Update), future FOEP Financial Accounts will be ‘scrutinised’ rather than ‘audited’. Change 2 The Committee will expand from 7 General Members to 11 in order to widen opportunity for active involvement, and increase our capacity for activity and development in Elder Park.
The agenda for the evening is as follows:
Item 1: Welcome – Chairperson’s opening remarks
Item 2: Review previous meeting’s minutes
Item 3: Chairperson’s report
Item 4: Secretary’s report
Item 5: Presentation – FOEP moving forward
Item 6: Members Q&A
Item 7: Motions to amend constitution – 2 items
Item 8: GDPR discussion
Item 9: Elections for 2019 committee
Any Other Business / Date of next meeting
Want to do something to help improve Govan’s shared green space? Fancy doing some team-work to tidy up, or party down, in the park? Are you green fingered, good at organising things, getting the word out, or even running an activity or event yourself?
Would you like to help out every now and then, just for specific activities, or get a bit more involved to help our park become a better place for the whole community?
Not sure yet, but you’re interested in finding out more?
FRIENDS, FLOWERS, FOOD & FUN! Oh, and of course it all costs the grand total of £0 to get involved! What more could you want?
We’ll be Litter-Picking, Seed-sowing, planting, and then enjoying some crafts, tunes & tasty food! Further details to be announced closer to the time! Why not let us know you are coming along on Facebook so we know how much tasty food to prepare?!
Our thanks to Plantation Productions for helping to support this event. If you are able to help support this event (or others) in any way then please get in touch! Maybe you can lend some time, maybe you can offer some seeds, maybe you know of a business who is dying to sponsor volunteers delivering community events. We want to hear from YOU!
FOEP has hit double digits. At the ripe old age of 10, this year will be one of celebration & contemplation. We want to celebrate the last 10 years, and are thinking about what kinds of fun community events might mark this. We will also have to carefully consider the future, and what the community can do when faced with the cuts in maintenance the park has already experienced, and will continue to face in the coming year(s). In short, austerity is really bad for parks….
Now more than ever, FOEP needs an influx of ideas and energy to try and highlight, to the Council and beyond, how completely crucial parks are to communities. How can we -as a community- make this happen?
If you are an organisation or a group in Govan, what can you do to promote the use of the space for Community celebration, integration, and health? Perhaps FOEP could support you in that?
If you are a parent or teacher, how can the Schools encourage positive use/ care of the park in their students? There are examples of this taking place already, but Elder Park will always benefit from more. We’d love to have discussions about this.
If you are a resident, would you like to get together with other people and think about how YOUR park can be of best use to the people who live in Govan. Can we clean-up more, can we have more activities, can we have more events? What do you think, and what can you do?
That’s what it comes down to. What can we each offer to our community?
We’ll be holding our AGM this coming Monday in Elder Park Library – All details are HERE. It’s a good place to start sharing ideas and thinking about all of this.