News & Events
During the Corona Virus epidemic, the Fields have provided a wonderful space for people to exercise, whether jogging, kicking a ball about or just walking the dog. There's plenty of open green space, so no one has a problem keeping their distance from others.
We do urge people to take all their rubbish home with them, especially poo bags! Please don't try to use the school's bins.
With help from the Council, the Friends group are hoping to plant a wildflower meadow in the strip of land adjacent to Granton Road, to encourage biodiversity. We hope to start this project in the autumn.
We need to raise £300 to help towards the costs of this and you can now help by sending a simple text!
Donate £3 by simply texting WARDIE to 70085
Or, you can give any amount up to £20 by adding it after the keyword.
So to donate £5 text WARDIE 5, or to donate £10 text WARDIE 10.
Trinity Gala 2019
The Friends of Wardie Playing Fields had a stall for the first time at Trinity Gala this year. It was held as usual in Lomond Park on Sunday 25th September. The day started with the Wardie Church service in the open air, thanks to the dry weather. The sun broke through the haar mid-morning and delivered a perfect sunny day for all the local residents who attended. The Gala included many stalls hosted by local groups, and plenty of entertainment including an informal dog show, quizzes and local brass and pipe bands.
It was the perfect opportunity to announce the date of our first AGM and sign up new Friends to our group. As well as flyers and an enrolment sheet, the stall offered apples, crayons and colouring in for the children (and adults)! The biggest attraction by far, however, were the delightful home-made cup cakes, made with natural ingredients, and decorated as bees and butterflies. Thank you, Vicki!
Above: A youngster concentrates on colouring his ladybird, and Vicki's amazing cupcakes!
At the end of a fun-packed day the Friends group had raised £84.59, which will be ploughed back into the group's running costs. The money will go towards the hire of the hall and other expenses for our forthcoming AGM. (Please see the notice above right, and put the date in your diary.)
We also raised our profile and acquired 25 new friends! Altogether a most successful and enjoyable day. We are already looking forward to the next one, and welcome any new ideas for the stall.
Below: Gala goers enjoy the weather, and the entertainment
Sunday 3rd November
Wardie Church Halls
Unfortunately, our spring litter pick had to be abandoned because of the Covid epidemic.
Watch this space for the next one once life gets back to normal.