Come and have a piece of birthday cake & together we can celebrate 10 years of Jacob Smith Park
HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY JACOB SMITH PARK COMMUNITY PICNIC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH 12PM-3PM
LET’S CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF JSP TOGETHER AND:
- Bring a picnic + make new friends. Dogs welcome on leads.
- Enjoy birthday cake from our fundraising stall. Cakes needed, please – email Jo
- Play outdoor games (bring yours along too).
IF YOU, FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS CAN BAKE A LARGE CAKE OR SOME INDIVIDUAL BUNS ETC. FOR THIS EVENT, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU PLEASE.
GET THE KIDS INVOLVED!
Please email me, Jo if you can help
In the park’s top field, (highlighted on the map) we are working to encourage the spread of native wildflowers (such as Common Orchids, Yellow Rattle and Lady’s Smock), by ensuring hay is cut and taken away from the field to rot.
The reason why it is essential to cut the hay and remove it from the field is that, when it decomposes, the hay releases nutrients into the soil and the wildflowers do not thrive in such nutrient-rich conditions. Having native wildflowers in the park not only increases everyone’s enjoyment of such a beautiful green space but most importantly, these flowers are an essential source of nectar and pollen to feed insects such as bees, moths and butterflies.
In October this year following a successful public consultation, the largest natural pond in the park which has been unable to provide a home for freshwater species due to our four-legged friends swimming in it, was fenced off and a field gate added. This was achieved using funds kindly donated by Knaresborough Lions Centennial Community Fund, and Harrogate Borough Council Commuted Sums.