We held our AGM last Saturday (18th May). We met beforehand and spent an hour walking round the Park looking at the latest developments. Before we began we drew attention to the pressure on the Blackweir woods SINC (Site of Interest for Nature Conservation) resulting from increasing use by cyclists. At the start of the walk we saw one of the new QR code posts, on them, and around the Park on walls &c are little plaques with what look like miniature crossword puzzles; if you have a smart phone and a suitable app you can scan these and codes and download information about points of interest. There are notices explaining how to do this. As we carried on we were able to see examples of the trees the Friends had been labelling that week. Following the Feeder canal we saw the trial revetments that Keep Wales Tidy are using to reinforce the banks; KWT will be looking for volunteers to help carry on this work and we will be letting Friends know more shortly. Further on we were told about the work being done to re-flood the Mill Leat by the Castle. Julia Sas explained the work and the steps being taken to minimise the impact of heavy lorry traffic. We were also told about the archaeological work being done on the site as work progresses. We finished by listening to Julia tell us about the work on the Blackfriars Priory which is expected to be completed later this summer.
For a full report of the meeting, accounts and membership, please see under the ‘News’ tab.