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April News, Events and Community.

Meetings and Events

Tuesday 16th April - Friends Group Meeting - postponed until May
Wednesday 17th April  - Join the Let’s Play team for some awesome FREE fun activities, crafts and games including den building, scavenger hunts and challenges. Bouncy Castle!
Tuesday 23rd April -
Neighbourhood watch meeting at the The Methodist Centre Dudley Port, 41 Tividale Street Dy4 7SB. 7-8pm
Wednesday 24th April (Evening)-
Bat Walk in Tividale Park with Wildlife Trust - see event poster / website
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Our next planned meeting was set for Tuesday 16th April. This has been postponed till May due to electioneering by some of the committee, members and easter holidays.
Instead, why not come along to one of the park events in this months diary?

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Community Projects / Fund Raising

Brades Lodge School
Jack Benson, Teacher of Work Based Learning, reported that Students from Brades Lodge School were at work in the park on March 26th.

In April they started work on some hedgehog homes based on designs form
The students are working towards completing a level 1 Btec in Land Based Studies so need to experience as many different roles within that field. This can be anything from planting plants and crops, park maintenance, grass cutting, tree surgery and raising livestock. The school is keen to become involved with all aspects of the running of Tividale Park as we can relate it to the current module of the Btec.

Groundwork UK / Ground Works Lets play

No updates this month for Groundwork UK
Lets Play are in Tividale Park on April 10th and again on the 17th April and as its is Easter holidays there will be a Bouncy Castle.
  • Thanks to Lets Play for supporting our event on Saturday 23rd March. This was a walking event were we put on teas and coffees, and surveyed the park to locate the parks 30 bird and bat boxes (15 of each). We also talked about Tividale history. It was test run for future events, the first we have held since July 2017.
Playground ,Daily Mile and Tree Planting (Project start: Dec 2018)
  • Sandwell Council has agreed to fund our project for Hopscotch, Mirror me in the Toddlers Area and a Daily Mile route around the park. - no update received as to when order will be placed.
  • 12 Cherry Blossom Trees were planted on 27th February to replace the trees cut down in March 2018 are continuing to bloom and will be a great asset to the park
Tividale Community Hub
Waiting on Sandwell Council to let us know that the electrical work is complete and to give us keys. (Start March 2019)
Waiting on access so we move in chairs, desk, book shelves, and assess what else needs to purchased. action Sandwell Council.
Relocation  of the gate - it is cheaper for the gate to be moved rather than footpath to be laid - action Sandwell Council
  • Looking to establish new groups such as mothers groups and books groups. email if you are interested in making use of this new facility.

Friends Group Forum meeting on the 13th March at Lightwoods House
All Sandwell "Park Friends of" groups were invited to attend this meeting. Examples of standard constitutions, Data Protection, Adult and Child Safeguarding Policies were given out. This the sendond forum meeting had a help desk format were each group could go to a desk and ask questions on various subjects. Tividale Park Friends asked about trees, legal (the community Hub) park maintenance, football and submitted two Friends Forum questions to the Council. Waiting on response - action Sandwell Council.

Repair of the Parks Bug Hotels
Do you have old bamboo canes, roof felt, pine cones? Then contact  to Friends of Tividale Park. Looking to rebuild/ reestabish the Bug Hotels set up by the Princes Trust.  email
Entrance to tividale Park Cherry Blossum Trees Tividale Community Hub
Lets Play Tividale Park
Bat Box Tividale Park
Plants for Tividale Park
Tividale Park Bat and Bird Boxes

Fundarising to Support Friends of Tividale Park - HELP OUR CAUSE

We aim to raise £1000 this year - this covers insurance costs and helps us put on park events, improvements and help to establish the new Tividale Community Hub. So far we have raised £150

Members can help by writing to local busineses asking for support or through our Easyfunding rasiing scheme. We’ve registered with easyfundraising and we need your help!

Easyfundraising is a great website where you can help Friends of Tividale Park raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,600 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS,, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too! We want raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us.
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