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What’s On Flyer 2019

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Hardie Park – Extraordinary General Meeting

HARDIE PARK – Extraordinary General Meeting

Monday 13th May 7pm @ Hardie Park

We’d love to invite you all to attend an EGM, so we can share the great news about Hardie Park and answer any questions you have as local community members.

As you may have seen, it’s clear not everyone who was interested, was able to attend the recent AGM and as a result are unaware of all the great initiatives we are supporting in our community.

At Hardie Park we are all really proud of what we’ve achieved and of being part of such a great story. Effectively rescuing a waste ground and restoring it to a loved family park, which generates funding to put back into the community. And the story gets better with each passing month.

At the meeting we’ll cover what was shared at the AGM and explain our funding structure again, as well as future ideas and plans.

It’s so important to us to have the support of the local community, without you we simply can’t achieve what we do, and so we’d love you to come along and join us for the evening.

The cafe hours will be extended on the day too!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Come visit, drink coffee, eat cake : April Newsletter

Your local park’s news can be delivered direct to your inbox. Sign up to receive our news via the pop up on our homepage.

Here’s a link to the April edition of Hardie Park’s Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Adam Kortlandt cycling fundraiser
  • Bunny fun at the park with chickens too!
  • Help us to redirect surplus food
  • Fancy chalkboards
  • Community Sports Day
  • Doggie lovers dream day out…
  • Park pics and family fun
  • Trip advisor

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Doggie lovers dream day out…

Bring your dog along for a free fun day out. It’s all about the dogs at the Dogtopia Show. They can try new sports out, have a nail trim, munch on some delicious dog cakes, order some lush food or buy a fancy new bed, bandana or fleece toy.

All money raised will be going to three chosen charities: Essex Retired Police Dog Fund, Bec’s Fight – Help Bec Fight Brain Cancer and us as hosts at Hardie Park. The raffle promises to be bigger and better than last year’s with a Barrow of Bounty on offer. If you have any gifts, donations, alcohol that you would like to donate you can leave with us at the park and we will arrange for them to be included in the BIG RAFFLE on the day.

Some ringside events are already confirmed:

  • Ramsden Flyball Team will be offering have a go flyball and demonstrations.
  • Alicia’s Obedience Dog Training school will be doing a display which includes old, young, retired, rescued and blind dogs. the display will show the benefits of training your dog and the special bonds you can create.We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Fancy chalkboards

Thank you to Leanne Archer who offered to write our menu and A-board beautifully in chalk. They look amazing. Leanne incorporated our new poem into the artwork too. Thanks to Jill Ashley for the words it sums up our park to a T. If you are passing please come and have a look.

Our Poem:

H appy to greet you, from 9 to 4, there’s food snacks and drinks, plus so much more.

A ll cosy and warm, just take a seat, toast your toes by the fire, it’s a great place to meet.

R elax on the decking, take in the view, try out a club, there’s plenty to do.

D igging and planting keeps our flowerbeds blooming, our gardeners would welcome your help with the grooming.

I f you like DIY whatever the weather, dust off your tool-belt and share skills at “Shedder”.

E ven four legged friends are welcome within…if polite to all others and use the poo bins!

P articipation is all we ask of you, life is for living so join us and “DO”.

A ll ages can find something to raise a smile, it’s what makes our community so worthwhile,

R est here and consider what you’d like to try, eat skate or play, the limit’s the sky!

K eep coming to visit, pass on our name, let us welcome you back, again and again.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Help us to redirect surplus food!

We currently receive regular donations from local supermarkets. There’s no set day or time but if we have contact details we can call people straight away and redirect food to those who need it most. If you are in need or know somebody who is please ask them to get in touch.

Contact Rob on 07803 295374

Food donations are received from: Neighbourly (Lidl & M&S) FareShare (Tesco Express SLH) Churchill Catering (DP World) & Nando’s (Food Donation Connection)

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Bunny fun at the park with chickens too!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Egg Hunt on the 13th April. Random weather, sunshine, rain and hail but the community still came out in force. The Easter bunny met lots of children who completed the hunt. Hardie Park volunteers manned the BBQ, stallholders set up and Little Legs Buses entertained the children with soft play and bounce. Our ex-battery hens were the star of the show. Thanks Pam for bringing them along to meet the children. Atilla the Hen, Margaret Hatcher and Winnie were very entertaining and even laid us an Easter EGG!

Due to the success of the BIG Easter event we arranged a mini hunt for Easter Saturday 20th April for just £1. Over 100 little ones came to do our 2nd hunt over the Easter weekend.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Adam gets his wheels in motion

Local man Adam Kortlandt is undertaking the gruelling 100-mile Prudential London/Surrey Bike Ride on Sunday 4th August 2019 and wants to support his local park that his daughters love to come to and play in.

We are nearly there with the new embankment slide fund so anything donated will go towards making sure that it can be installed in time for this Summer!

Please follow the link! – https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/9616

From everyone at Hardie Park, Thanks Adam!

 

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

March Newsletter

Your local park’s news can be delivered direct to your inbox. Sign up to receive our news via the pop up on our homepage.

Here’s a link to the March edition of Hardie Park’s Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Easter Egg Hunt Event 13th April
  • Easter Activity Days for the kids
  • Volunteering opportunities: New Recruit Briefing and Give it a go day!
  • Friends of Thurrock Parks
  • Forest School
  • Babies in Waiting
  • Trip advisor

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Events 2019

Some great events this year on the Hardie Park programme. Still some to add and some finer detail to finalise but there’s definitely enough here to fill up your diary!

Hope to see you at the park soon.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark