Alexandra Park news: MEN news article, awareness raising, meetings…

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Alexandra Park Parade Project – open to All

Call out for volunteers and participants, individuals and groups: come along to our first meeting on Wednesday 20 April, 6.15pm, in the Pavilion café

As part of the Alexandra Park arts forum / events group, we are looking for groups and individuals to come together to make a super group. This super group will create a performance section for 3 events:

–       Manchester Day, Sunday 19 June

–       Caribbean Carnival, Saturday 13 August

–       The Park’s celebration day, Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 September

You can get involved as a performer / participant

Or in the making process / behind the scenes

Or both!

You’ll be supported by professional artists, and this is a great chance to develop new skills, meet new people and showcase the fantastic range of individuals and communities that use Alexandra Park.

To find our more, please come along on our meeting on Wednesday 20 April, 6.15pm. If you are able to attend this meeting please RSVP no later than Tuesday 19 April – please confirm your attendance with Ben, sambalanmusic@hotmail.com, 07976 560 498. Don’t worry if you miss the deadline for confirming attendance – come along anyway!

If you’re interested but can’t attended the meeting, please let Ben know and we’ll keep you informed as things progress

If you know other people or groups who might be interested, please spread the word and ask them if they’d like to get involved

Come and find out more about this exciting project on Wednesday 20 April, 6.15pm … a chance to celebrate all that is great about Alexandra Park.


 

Manchester Evening News Article

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Fears that dogs and wildlife at risk from dumped food in south Manchester park

Residents have reported sudden dog deaths at Alexandra Park, in Whalley Range, over the last two years

Alexandra Park in Whalley Range

A worried mum claims dumped food is putting dogs and wildlife at risk in a south Manchester park.

Victoria Joyce says numerous residents have reported sudden dog deaths at Alexandra Park, in Whalley Range , over the last two years.

She says two dogs have died in recent weeks after eating raw meat and bread containing a bright blue substance which was discarded underneath trees and around the duck pond.

Other walkers have also expressed concerns over abandoned food.

Mum Victoria also believes that some of the food may even have been sprinkled with rat poison and deliberately left around the park.

A warning in Alexandra Park asking people not to dump food

She said: “It’s been going on for about two years and it’s got quite intense in the last few weeks.

“In the summer the park is just full of children and babies so I think it’s just an accident waiting to happen.

“Police and the community warden have been informed but nothing is being done and only yesterday, more piles of raw meat with strange blue mould have been found sporadically around the duck ponds and under trees.”

Victoria, who has an 11 month-old daughter, says she is worried to take her child and beloved dog Holly to the park.

The mum says she has spoken to six other residents who have stopped taking their dogs to Alexandra Park due to fears their pets could be harmed.

She added: “It’s just horrendous and it’s getting a bit ridiculous.

“I don’t want to take my dog Holly in the park and a lot of dog owners are saying the same thing.”

Raw chicken and mouldy bread left discarded in the park

Concerned dog walkers have placed signs around Alexandra Park warning that discarded food could harm or even kill animals and children.

Joanne Cassidy’s Labrador Retriever Tania was poisoned with mouldy bread two years ago but thankfully survived.

She said: “We’re really fed up with food leftovers being dumped around Alex Park, Manley Park and it appears other parks throughout the north west.

“My dog was poisoned by mouldy bread nearly two years ago but fortunately recovered.

“It’s unpleasant, dangerous, illegal and totally unnecessary.”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fears-dogs-wildlife-risk-dumped-11185328