Friends of Pittville Cheltenham lottery supporters have won 7 prizes in the 11 draws so far and raised nearly £120 already for FoP. Be one of the lucky ones and buy tickets (go to www.cheltenhamlottery.co.uk, click ‘buy tickets’ and search for Friends of Pittville in the list of good causes). For the next few draws there are extra prizes of FITBIT and Google Nest mini bundles. Now’s the time to subscribe!
FoP Green Space Volunteers have contributed almost 1000 hours of their time to the Park in 2019. An average of 21 volunteers joined each working party with 37 people in total participating during the year. Of the 25 different tasks undertaken the main ones were clearing the rockery, litter picking, pruning shrubs behind the Pump room, keeping the underpass spick and span and removing saplings, carex and brambles to open up the view of the Pump Room across the Upper Lake. If you would like to join in too contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Early arrivals at our AGM on Thursday. As well as the usual business of the meeting, Chairman Judie Hodsdon thanked two trustees, one of whom, Secretary Fiona Clarke, was standing down after thirteen years (ten years as Secretary). Gloria Jones relinquished her Membership Secretary role in September and will remain a trustee in 2019-20. Details on newly elected trustees and office bearers will be published in due course. After the AGM, Member James Hodsdon gave a short illustrated talk on the short-lived 19th century swimming pool in Pittville. Thanks to Dunalley School for hosting the AGM again.
The Cheltenham Lottery for local good causes was launched today. Please support our work to develop and restore the park and our research into the history and life of 19th century Pittville. You could win £25,000 with an investment of £1.00! https://www.cheltenhamlottery.co.uk/