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Public Consultation and Activities Day
Tuesday 3rd July

Join us in the Park and get involved in shaping its future...

12.00 Balsam Bashing Work Party
Bring your gloves, secateurs and sturdy shoes / boots and join an hour-long session to help eradicate invasive Himalayan Balsam from the riverbank.
2.30-4pm Park Surgery in the Half Moon Pavilion
Come and see new displays showing how we’ve developed your restoration ideas for the Park. Tell us what you think and fill in an updated questionnaire.
3pm Guided Tree Walk in the Park
Learn about the variety of trees in the Park and find out about future management options.
4pm Second round of Balsam Bashing
4.30pm Presentation of prizes to winners of children’s picture competition, ‘My Best Day in Roberts Park’.
6-7.30pm Second Round of Park Surgery
6.30pm Second chance to take the Guided Tree Walk
Meet us at the Half Moon Pavilion. See you there!

More info:

Tree Walks in Roberts Park, Saltaire
Tuesday 3rd July at 3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Roberts ParkMany of the trees and shrubs in Roberts Park have become overgrown and are now blocking views and making some visitors feel unsafe. Others are suffering from overcrowding and need some space to flourish.

As part of the Park’s restoration, we will, therefore, need to thin shrubs and remove selected trees. If you would like to know more about the wide variety of trees growing in Roberts Park, learn about future management options and tell us which trees you love or hate, please join us for a free Tree Walk in the Parkon Tuesday 3rd July at 3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Your guide will be Ian Jack, an experienced arboricultural consultant at Lowther Forestry Group Ltd. Please contact Tamsin Chambers, on or phone 0115 845 6530, if you would like to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please join our Balsam Bashing Work Party
Tuesday 3rd July at 12 midday and 4 p.m.

Himalayan BalsamHimalayan or Indian balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) was introduced to Britain in 1839, but escaped from gardens and rapidly colonised riverbanks and areas of damp ground. Himalayan balsam grows in dense stands that suppress the growth of native grasses and other flora. In the autumn, the plants die back, leaving the banks bare of vegetation and vulnerable to erosion.The main method of control is to cut or pull the plants before they flower. If they are allowed to set seed, their explosive seed pods can shoot seeds up to 7m away! We need your help to wipe out the balsam that has colonised the river bank at Roberts Park. Please join our balsam bashing work party for one hour, from midday and 4pm on Tuesday 3rd July. Bring your gloves, secateurs, stout shoes and enthusiam!

HTLA are the the historic landscape consultants contracted by Bradford Council to draw up plans for the restoration of Roberts Park.

Do you know about the consultation process for the restoration of Roberts Park?

Read about it and fill in the questionnaire to voice your opinion.

Read more about the consultation process

Link to questionnaire on Roberts Park removed

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