If you go down to West Pilton Park this Saturday 30th you’re sure of a big surprise. Between 11.30 and 2.30 a group of teddy bears and people will have gathered to picnic, have fun and talk about how to make the park more friendly and welcoming. There will be sand-pits, giant twister and yarn bombing! All you need to do is bring your picnic.
This is the first in a series of events organised by West Pilton Park Action Group. The group, which includes local people and organisations, has come together to make West Pilton Park feel and look more friendly and welcoming.
Sara Martin, a resident who lives beside the park and has helped to set up the group said
“I regularly use this park and I think it needs some friends. It could be a really good park, but we need to make that happen ourselves. We want local people to get involved in creating ideas for the parks future”
“this area is an estate, but I want it to be a community. I want this project to help do that”
Says Kevin Malcolm aged 24 local resident and My Adventure
“The aim of the events is to increase the number of people using the park positively and while they are doing that, to ask them how they would like the park to be used in the future’
said Clare Symonds of Pilton Community Health project one of the partners in the project.
Future summer events will include a Bark in the Park dog event, Tea Dancing and a BarBQ. And on the 13th June there will be a sporting event including football with Spartans, a fantastic cycle assault course run by My Adventure and boxing run by Kabo, plus more.
West Pilton Park Action Group will be working with Edinburgh Lothian’s Greenspace Trust, the Neighbourhood Partnership and the Council to try and create a better park for local people.
If you want to get involved please contact West Pilton Park Action Group
- through our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Pilton-Park-Action-Group-WPPAG/653801634719747?fref
- by phoning Lianne on 0131 551 1671
- Or contact us through any of the project partners which include Pilton Community Health Project, North Edinburgh News, North Edinburgh Timebank, West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, My Adventure and Spartans.