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Project Update February 2020

Works update

Work inside the new café building in Kearsney Abbey is almost complete. The contractors are now putting in terracing around the outside of the building.

During late February and early March, the old toilet block in Kearsney Abbey is being demolished. The new toilets will be in the café extension, including a Changing Places facility that can be used by people of all ages. The work was delayed for a while after a colony of bats were found roosting in the old toilet block. More information is on the press release. In the meantime, there are temporary toilets, including one disabled toilet, close to the mobile café in Kearsney Abbey.

The area around the new café building is being fenced off while this work takes place, for the safety of both contractors and the public. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused but this is an essential part of the works.

Spring events

There are lots of ways to get creative in the parks this spring and summer! Three family workshops, Rhythm of the Park, Park Poetry and It’s All in the Detail, will give you the chance to make music, write poetry and draw, based on inspiration from the parks. We also have two more photography workshops, Magical Waters and A Drama Under the Trees, coming up in April and June. These are all free events and details are at www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/events

The Great Big Tree Climbing Company is coming back to Kearsney Abbey! Their first visit this summer will be on Saturday 13th June. For £20 you can climb high into the trees to look at the park from a different perspective! Book your ticket at www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/events

March Coxhill Mount task

The next volunteer task on Coxhill Mount will take place on Thursday 19th March. We’ll be meeting in the car park at 10am. We’re clearing some of the scrub to restore the area to chalk grassland. The task is being led by the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. More information is at www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/events

Kearsney Parks Group

The next meeting of the Kearsney Parks Group will take place at the council offices in Whitfield on Wednesday 25th March. From photography to garden maintenance, there are lots of different ways to get involved in the parks. Why not come along to find out more? If you’d like to attend, please email kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk

Keep in touch

If you have any comments or questions, please email us on kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter @Kearsneyparks

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