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AGM 29th May, 8pm

on Friday, 03 May 2013 06:40.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held 29th May 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Abbeymount Centre. (This is just next to the Regent Pub on Abbeymount).

This is an opportunity for those who are interested to get more involved. We'll be deciding whether, and when, to hold events this year, as well as taking time to discuss the relaxing of the dog ban in Montgomery Street Park, which several people have asked about. All are welcome to come along. And if you would like to add any other items to the agenda, please let us know!

Happy Christmas

on Sunday, 25 December 2011 00:11.

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The Friends of Montgomery Street Park thank you for your

support in 2011 and wish you all the best in the New Year.

March Newsletter 2011

on Thursday, 24 March 2011 18:49.

Check out our latest news and events in our Latest Newsletter....

WREN Funding success for fence removal!

on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:12.

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We are delighted that our funding application for £40k to construct a new set of steps in place of the security fence that divides the park has been successful.  This will the first large project to be implemented from our masterplan to improve the park and the works should be ready by the summer.

Special thanks to Chris Rankin who has been instrumental in the development of this project and in securing funding, and to Rankin Fraser Landscape Architects who have provided all the necessary design and technical services required to realise what will be a remarkable improvement to the park.  We are of course also indebted to WREN who are providing the majority of the required funds.

Community Orchard

on Friday, 18 February 2011 14:27.

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On the 26th January pupils and staff from Leith Walk Primary, aided and abetted by members of Friends of Montgomery Street Park and coordinated by John Hancox of The Commonwealth Orchard, planted the seeds of what will be a lasting legacy.  Montgomery Street Park now has its very own community orchard.

20 apple trees were planted at the eastern end of the park and include a whole range of tree varieties whose fruit will be, in time, conducive to both cooking and eating fresh from the tree.  The varieties planted include:

Winter Gem - heavy cropping; Doncaster Pearmain - valued for its cider making potential; Blenheim Orange - good for making 'Apple Charlotte'; Red Falstaff - good for juicing; Red Windsor - also known as "Sweet Lilibet"; Red Devil - developed by the influential English apple enthusiast Hugh Ermen; Greensleeves - hard and sharp early in the season but mellows later; James Grieve - a versatile cooker, excellent for juicing; Laxton’s Superb - the definitive late Victorian Dessert apple.

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who helped with such a fruitful event.  Thanks as well to those who contributed their energy to our initial application for funding for the orchard, those who voted for our application at the Leith Decides event and of course the Funders themselves, Leith Neighborhood Partnership.

Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the day and from previous event sin your local community park.  If you are looking for more information on the different varieties which constitute our orchard www.orangepippin.com is well worth a visit.

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