Latest news from the Rec

Read the latest stories and updates about the work of the Friends of Conway Rec, including upcoming Work Days.

Work day: January 30th, 2022

February 20, 2022

It was great to see so many Reccers. Thanks for turning out on what proved to be a beautiful day. You know you were missed if you couldn’t make this one, but we hope to see you next time. Challenging jobs were tackled yet we still found time for a hot cuppa, a sweetie or…

Friends of Conway Rec Golden Globes – January 9th 2022

February 20, 2022

We gathered outside the clubhouse on a bracing but sunny Sunday morning to celebrate Friends’ contributions to the upkeep of the Rec over the past year. The awards are below and something either useful or tasty accompanied each one. Keith and Mary, Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, expertly choreographed the whole event. FRIENDS OF CONWAY…

Work day: October 31st 2021

January 10, 2022

Thanks so much to all who were able to join us today. Here’s a quick report of achievements from our latest coffee justification session: * More masterful mulching * Hedge trimming to give yew space * Island righting and tree balancing * Loyal Parks Team (Troy and pals) picked up the green waste. Thank you…

Work day: September 26th, 2021

October 2, 2021

We were so lucky with the weather – calm, warm and sunny – just what we like for a spot of Autumnal Reccing. Thanks so much, workers, for pitching in and helping to make the Rec look cared-for. Some tricky challenges with leads, ladders and lack of sugar for coffee, but all resolved.  Several passers-by…

Work day: August 22nd, 2021

October 2, 2021

The focus was late-summer tidying, with some serious hedge trimming, judicious strimming, weeding, clipping, pruning, bramble/nettle control, pond-clearing, sweeping and litter-picking. Whilst some toiled on, others developed a sudden interest in local fauna – a lime hawk moth caterpillar had been spotted and rescued from the hedge trimmers. Find out more about these moths here:…

Workday report: July 18th, 2021

October 2, 2021

Many disparate tasks achieved including: Tidying edge of pond wall Building and launching new Barley Boom  Clearing any debris from pond Removing the now huge blackberry by the fence Hedge trim 1 – clearing passage court-side Hedge trim 2 – tidying fronts and tops Rec-side Weeding newest shrub section behind the fence across from Pen…

PondLife – July 11th and 31st, 2021

October 2, 2021

Two dates involving repairing the pond stone edging close to the path. Raw materials were sourced from the bottom of the pond and behind the shed. Lots of old-fashioned tools including spades, barrows, trowels, cold chisels and hammers and much practice at mortar-mixing for young and old. A few lucky people were allowed to wear…

Work Day and Big Lunch: June 6, 2021

July 11, 2021

Our latest Work Day was followed by a most enjoyable but appropriately distanced Big(ish) Lunch on the grassy slopes of your local Recreational Park. With freshly mown grass, abundant blossom, water lilies and a new brood of moor-chicks, our green surroundings were a beautiful complement to a warm and sunny day. As a fair bit…

Work day report: April 25th 2021

June 13, 2021

Thanks so much to all who were able to join us today for the novelty of a socially responsible Rec-bash. After a coolish start it got steadily brighter and our Rec became bathed in gold. Not a drop of the damp stuff. Lots got done: litter-picking, flower-bed and green space tending, new planting, path sweeping,…

DIY reccing in lockdown: November 8th 2020

November 23, 2020

Well here we go again – locked down, perhaps, but not totally locked out. Our most recent planned Work Day couldn’t go ahead as planned, as rules don’t allow. However, our Rec is always welcoming and needy, and a bit of exercise never did anyone any harm, so here’s an invitation. Why not turn up…

Work day report: October 18th 2020

November 23, 2020

Sunday Oct 18 was a lovely day. Thank you all for joining in and helping to keep our little park in shape. If you couldn’t make it, rest assured that you were missed and we hope to catch up again soon.Well done, workers! We were blessed with comfortable weather and a lot got done, including:…

Nice weather for ducks…

October 4, 2020

The Rec pond this weekend All the recent hard work by Derek, Gary, Dom, Andy and Chris to install a new grill with a partial barrier on the pond outflow has kept the water level high and, with the added help of this weekend’s rain, there’s plenty for the ducks to explore… and the berries…