Benefits of access to nature

We know that a walk in the countryside is good for us. Physical activity in the fresh air, be it walking, running or conservation work, has been shown to improve our well-being; it can even be an aid in the treatment of mental illness. Some analysis suggests that such physical activity outdoors can reduce the physiological symptoms of stress.

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Message from Alison – January 17, 2020 at 6:36pm
“Just to say what a great website! Bang up to date even though it is the middle of winter – with bullfinch sightings and sounds one might hear in January etc. My Mum is in a home in Trowbridge and I’ll be visiting her from Yorkshire soon so I’ve been looking around local websites for places we might go. So many give the message that yes you might like to visit but not now, wait until spring! – but not yours. Well done somebody!”

Dog of the Week!

Buddy, a handsome and very energetic springer spaniel, one of our volunteers, who regularly brings his human, Louise, to FoSCP work parties. Thank you Buddy .


Another of the park’s canine fans:

Annual Report 2019

by Ian Bushell

Background. The following programme of actions was taken as an outcome of the review of the park on 27th January 2013 by the Wiltshire Countryside Team and Friends of Southwick Country Park. It is intended that this is a living document: a record of previous projects and tasks conducted, and an update of works carried out during 2019, a review of the park in general, and suggestions for possible future progress.

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Christmas greetings . . .

. . . to all our followers and to all the people who visit our park; thank you for your care and support.

We will be taking a couple of days off now but will be back and posting on the 27th.

FoSCP

The picture is by DKG.

Bouncer and Bertie, Dogs of the Week, with Santa’s little helper, Kate. Happy Christmas!

CHRISTMAS FAIR

The Friends of Southwick Country Park will be running a stall at Hope Nature Centre’s Christmas Market today from 11am to 3pm.

Come and visit us; discover more about the park and the people who look after it.

A message from a visitor:
” Hi. we visited your park today, and my 2 year old daughter has lost her bear, it’s a long shot but if anyone has handed in a brown bear with a blue tee shirt, possibly left in the car park, could you contact me as we are now back in Kent.”
If you have seen the lost bear, email us at friendsofscp@outlook.com or text or leave voicemail on: 07747 408798 and we will send the poor thing home.

The Friends of Southwick Country Park
invite you to their

2019 AGM

on

Wednesday 13 November
at 7.30 pm
in Southwick Village Hall

All welcome

If you cannot attend but have thoughts about the care and management of Southwick Country Park that you would like to raise, please email us at: friendsofscp@outlook.com

While we were clearing the undergrowth from under the veteran oak trees in the copse between Sleepers and Sheep Field, we found the secret place, among the ivy and blackthorn, where somebody had hidden their plastic bags full of dog poop.

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