Despite the rain there was a great feeling, engagement from local people and lots of positive feedback. From Green Hive’s perspective the day certainly boosted volunteer support for the riverside invasive species project and our engagement with people living in Queens Park, which surpassed what we were hoping to achieve when we originally thought of having a family day at the park. A fantastic £250 has been raised for future work in Riverside Park and that all certainly couldn’t have happened without the support from other local groups.
We want to say a big thank you to all who came together and made it possible: Nairn PLAY Nairn Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association Nairn & Nairnshire Community Planning Partnership The Highland Council Forres and Nairn District Welfare FA High Life Highland Nairn Allotments Scottish Invasive Species Project Nairn Connects BID and the food vendors; Swansons, Morton’s Sweet Shop, Forbes Farm Fresh & Capaldis ice cream van And all of the volunteers who turned out, set up and made everyone feel so welcome. With special thanks to Darren Duff for transporting all of the kit and Scott Main Millar for stepping in to the role of goalie at the last minute!
The Riverside Fun Day was a pilot to try out a partnership approach to developing the park, so your perspectives will be really helpful going forward. Please comment on this post or email Kirsty to share your thoughts on the day. Your feedback will be shared at the next Places and Spaces NNCP meeting where the group will consider what happens next in our work at Riverside Park.