As you maybe aware, the college interested in using the Mansion and helping to fund it's renovation has now withdrawn. BHMA are now meeting monthly with a council steering group to discuss ideas on the way forward and considering alternative financial alternatives. As a committee we have members with extensive events and funding experience and look forward to working with the council. We will add the minutes from these meetings to our website . The Mayor of Salford has given his public commitment to the restoration of the Mansion and we will continue to work towards this goal.
We can now reveal we have been successful in a funding bid for £2,258 we submitted to create a wooden animal sculpture trail around the park, the trail will include 6 sculptures to start with. With our aim for it to be to extended in the future.
The trail will celebrate the animals on display when the mansion was a Natural History Museum, that lived in the Animal Park and Hot House and also some of Salford's wildlife.
We are taking part in Sunflowers for Salford to help Salford's wildlife.
As Sunflowers grow they absorb harmful Nitrogen Dioxide from our air, so lets cut harmful pollution and feed our wonderful bees, birds and butterflies at the same time!
Look out for the Tiny Village in the Park next time you visit and maybe find some decorated pebbles too. Thanks to Marketa and Petra for adding a little this to the park.
Find one of these veggie rocks in the allotments and exchange for a tasty treat, kindly donated by Tesco Salford. The allotment area is open Wednesdays, Thursday and Saturdays from lunch time.
Had a great day in the park with many families enjoying the Easter Egg Hunt. Over 200 eggs and sweets were claimed as prizes from the egg hunt and we also gave away several larger Easter Eggs for the lucky gold rock finders and 2 silver rock finders got a special prize too. Big thank you to our donators Kids Planet Day Nursery Salford and Vida & Style.
We are excited to be working with www.littlehouseofvictoria.com/ to bring you a whole new way to spend time at home relaxing. We launched a competition to select an image of Buile Hill Mansion to create our very own branded promotional gifts. Congratulations to our winners
John Timmons and
We have been working to improve the sensory garden by tidying and planting. This work has been done by our wonderful volunteers with help from our group.
We are planning more work when the weather improves.
BHMA organised taking part in the Great British Clean organised by Keep Britain Tidy. Over 20 volunteers turned up on the day and over 25 bags of rubbish were collected. We plan to organise more litter picks in the park in the future to help keep the park looking it's best.