NEWSLETTER 50

Winter: January 1st - March 31st 2009

Events. All events are free and open to members and non-members alike. Donations always welcome.

Saturday†† 17th January†††††††††††† Winter Bird Walk

Meet 9.30am on the portico steps of the mansion. This is fast becoming an annual event to start the new year thanks to our expert Dave, who although moving away, still comes back to check on the BPP birds. Will involve standing around occasionally, so wrap up warmly.

Sunday†† 15th February†††††††††††† Short Winter Walk

Meet 1.30pm on the portico steps of the mansion. Just a short stroll around the park as the weather is likely to be, well, wintery.

Saturday 14th March††††††††††† †††††† Three Parks Walk

Meet 9.30am on the Mansion steps. This is a walk we ran about eight or nine years ago. It involved a start in BPP a meander through the woods to the Westgate exit and on to Kelsey Park and eventually to South Norwood Country Park. It is a long walk that is never very far from the 54 bus route so if anyone feels they need to leave they can get the bus back to BPP.

Conservation Workdays

SATURDAYS:† 10th January, 7th February and† 7th March.

Meet 10.00am on the portico steps of the mansion.† Please try and be prompt. Only light tasks are carried out, no tree felling! More holly control in various places around the woods and other winter work deemed necessary. Gloves and tools† provided.††††††

Text Box: CONTACTS.    If anyone has any comments, ideas, articles etc. get in touch through any of the contact venues or in person at the Visitor Centre in the mansion.
Opening times:- Sundays 1.30pm-3.30pm GMTuntil BST starts again .
THE FRIENDS OF BECKENHAM PLACE PARK, THE SECRETARY,  
18 GREYCOT ROAD, BECKENHAM, KENT BR3 1TA
TEL: 020 8325 8781   E-MAIL bpp.friends@ntlworld.com
Website: www.beckenhamplaceparkfriends.org.uk

About The Friends Events

All our events are free, but any donations to funds are much appreciated.

Most last about 1-2 hours, but you can join in for as long or as little as you like.

It is advisable to wear stout walking shoes, as the paths do get very muddy.

Walkers are individually responsible for their own safety during our events.

Children are welcome, but a parent or guardian should accompany under-12ís.

Dogs are welcome, if kept under control. Walk leaders always carry water and mobile phone