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Funding received from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust 


Last year FoRP met with a play equipment manufacturer and supplier for their ideas on refurbishing and developing our existing play area. Based on a scheme suggested by the supplier/manufacturer FoRP submitted an application for funding to Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust. We are very pleased to let you know that the Trustees have agreed and an award of £17,460 has been made towards the play area scheme. FoRP have agreed their contribution will be £1501 - making a grand total of just under £19,000!
Details of the award have been passed to CPM John Porter and Cllr Pears and there will no doubt be some hurdles to overcome, but as so many times in the past FoRP with a little help from Friends they will be sorted and overcome. We have every confidence in you to lead the way to a happy conclusion.


It's Time to Remember

Here's how the poppy mosaic and memorial stone has progressed since July 2014...


Hollyfield Primary School with the help from Friends have been constructing a poppy mosaic in Rectory Park next to the The Royal British Legion 1914/2014 memorial stone that they helped to create, along with the living nectar garden. The flowers have been spectacular and the Memorial Stone mosaic created by FoRP's George has now been finished and the colors chosen matched the color of the flowers seen in the nectar garden. We hope park users will enjoy the finished work. 

Many thanks to all who have helped along the way and lets remember what it is really all about. Hollyfield School children were amazing as always - 
thanks for your help!


Commemorative Stone


The Plinth

The start of the Poppy

The Poppy 2


Poppy 1


Pictures of the finished Poppy coming soon!



Hard work continues despite wet weather!


hard work continues

Planting trees...

Planting trees


Glendale team helping out!


Glendale team


Outdoor gym installed in park!


Get fit now using the new outdoor gym in Rectory Park, by working out on one or all of the seven exercising frames.  This gym has been installed behind the children's play area, in a position that was chosen so that children could move from play to exercise as they grew up and that their parents would be able to supervise them and at the same time they could look after their own well being by a short work out.


The facilities were organised by the Friends of Rectory Park, who raised the necessary funds by grants, in particular from the Ward's Community Chest and donations, and we are grateful to the Park's Management for allowing and installing this facility, which the Friends hope to enlarge at some later date.


Rectory Park does suffer from vandalism and it is hoped that youngsters will now direct their surplus energy to the exercise facilities in this outdoor gym.

Peter testing out the new equiptment!




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