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 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…

Work day report: August 30th 2020

September 21, 2020

Thanks to all for pitching in for this bank holiday weekend work day. A gently sunny morning was well-spent, with jobs completed and challenges reviewed. Here’s what we did: • Extended the barrow path into the Dell • Cleared scattered branches by the oaks and on paths • Cleared and weeded the pond edging •…

Many thanks to our donors

August 31, 2020

The Committee would like to thank everyone who so kindly gave a donation recently to support the Friends’ work. Our Treasurer Katy has sent personal thanks to everyone for whom we had contact details, but at least three generous contributions were anonymous. If you haven’t had acknowledgement, please drop us a note at friendsofconwayrec@gmail.com and…

Work Day report: Aug 2nd 2020

August 15, 2020

Thanks to all for their huge efforts for Sunday’s work day. The weather was idyllic and, between us, we got a lot done. If you couldn’t join the show this time, we look forward to seeing you on another occasion.  Here’s the tick list:. Pen Corner flower bed planted and beautified Path-side railings painted an…

Work Day report: July 12th 2020

July 29, 2020

Thanks to all for a huge turnout and lots of productive work including: Pen corner flower bed created and shrubs planted Roadside hedges weeded, tidied and de-boxed  Brambles cut back and sapling surrounds cleared in the Dell Cannon Road end and Clubhouse flower beds weeded and tidied New compost brew initiated and compost/chippings wheeled to…

The Rec in June

July 29, 2020

A further selection of photos from late May and early June showing the Rec at its luxurious and bountiful best, including Mick’s picture of a baby nuthatch awaiting breakfast.

Rec Life during Lockdown

July 29, 2020

April… Confined to barracks though some of us might be, our little Rec is quietly getting on with things. Surrounded by increasingly luxuriant vegetation and cooling water, frogs, toads, newts, crows, moorhen, mallards, canada geese, woodpeckers, squirrels, foxes and many other local residents are doing what has to be done at this time of year.…

Work Day report: February 9, 2020

February 21, 2020

Thanks so much to those sturdies who braved the weather and turned out for Rec duties yesterday! We got the best of the day and did some useful stuff. It was great to welcome Elaine, Marion and Adrian to our ranks. Good, too, to see Selborne Road strongly represented. Hope you all got to put…

Work Day report: September 29, 2019

February 10, 2020

Martin’s ‘no-rain’ dance worked yet again on Sunday! Despite the doom-and-gloom forecasts on all the weather apps, Conway Rec escaped with just 28 warmish droplets and some bursts of something close to sunshine. Well done to all who bravely turned out to work – and special congratulations to those who developed and implemented new skills.…