Friday, 16 April 2021

Park Survey Extended to midnight Friday 23rd April


Nine Cygnets!

To celebrate the hatching this morning of nine cygnets at the Art Pavilion Lake we are extending our park user survey until Friday 23rd April.

The next 5-6 weeks are critical for the cygnets. If you want to feed swans then give them fresh bread (mould is poisonous to them), grain such as wheat or corn, and fresh greens such as lettuce or spinach. The food should be thrown onto the water so that they can swallow water with the food – feeding them on land is environmentally unsound and encourages the swans to leave the water whenever they see people which can bring them into harm from dogs etc.

You can find lots of information about swans on the swan sanctuary website

Many thanks if you have already completed the survey - we've received some really useful feedback - but if you haven't then please do. It takes less than five minutes and there is a free prize draw.


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Mile End Park - A Short Survey


Mile End and Mile End Park mean different things to different people. Agustin Kafka has made a heart-warming song and video dedicated to Mile End based on Wings' "My Love". It features lots of local scenes and some excellent air guitar.

The Friends want to know what you think of the Park. You can write a song and shoot a video if you want, but you will find it quicker to complete this short survey instead.

Let us know what you like and dislike and any ideas to improve the park. We will feed these back to the Park Management Team to inform how the park is managed and your responses will help shape the Friends priorities and activities as we emerge from lockdown this Spring.

We have added an incentive..... a COVID-compliant meal (ie sitting outside!) for two at the Greedy Cow . If you want to enter the draw for the meal then please include your email at the end of the survey.

If you want to enter the Prize Draw please complete the survey by midnight on the 16th April