We decided action was needed to keep our park a safe and beautiful environment. We recruited an enthusiastic group of volunteers to open the park gates in the mornings, and applied for ward committee funding so a security firm could close them at night (a harder job in such a big and woodsy park). For a year this trial initiative has been working brilliantly.
The reduction in vandalism has meant we could invest effort and money in things like the wildlife area and new pond, planting new orchards and maintaining old ones. It keeps our playgrounds in good condition, so we are now making plans to improve them too.
But in September the ward funding will run out, and as everyone knows, the council has limited funds. We know this is the right thing to do. We need to look elsewhere and every pound we raise through crowd-funding will help us raise more match funding.
We are getting ready to take over Micklegate again with our daring but hilarious Autohorn Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge....
Monday 28th August 2017
This is a FREE event for residents and visitors to York.
We have 50 teams competing for the winning trophy and raising money for charity at the glorious Autohorn Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge
Hold tight as they race their homemade carts down the 5mtr start ramp and then hurtle down the ancient cobbles towards Ouse Bridge.
Who will make it to the finish line...and Who will lose a wheel (or two) along the way...
Come along and cheer on your favorite team.
Minster FM stage will be there with fun & live music.
Food Court & Outside Eating Area.
Plus much more....
Come along and join us ...
Fun For All The Family.