BBC Radio York Awards
Although we didn't win the Environmental Make a Difference award, we are so proud of the entire team for all your efforts at the Foss Fairy Trail! Out of many recommended community projects, we came in top 4th!
Pathway to the Foss Fairy Trail
Sustrans have completed a fabulous pathway down from the cycle track to the Fairy Trail. The pathway was funded by the National Lottery and has made access from this end of the trail so much easier for the community.
We will continue to look at mobility access issues going forward. A huge thank you to both Sustrans and the National Lottery funding!
Haiku Poem Writing Challenge
Fairies play football
Liverpool fighting fiercely
York cheering loudly.
Trees blow in the wind
When the fairies play football
The wind blows the ball.
Funny fairies dance
Watching butterflies swirling
In the wonderland.
A bird flies high up
Then swoops down into the sea
It catches a fish.
Haiku - a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
A peaceful and beautiful day
Splash! Silent at last.
Frogs jump on the lily pad
Insects on the log.
Earthy, jolly sun
The riverside is silent.
Swish swosh go the fish.
Fantastic flitting fairies
The three haiku above were chosen to be placed on the trail. You can see them in situ there now, near the picnic benches.
Wood Chip Laying & Painting
The fairy volunteers have had a busy week, as well as wood chip laying we have also been helping The River Foss Society pull Himalyan Balsm and, with the permission of Sustrans, painted under the cycle track bridge to help people find the trail
Thank you to Schofield Tree Services and Steel and More Tree Surgeons for supplying the wood chippings!!
Funding Award from National Lottery
We are proud to announce that The National Lottery have provided funding towards conserving the route down from the cycle track to the Foss Fairy Trail walk. Sustrans, who own and maintain the cycle tracks offered their services to develop the route down from the cycle track in the coming year from funds provided by the National Lottery Community Funding. Please visit their website for further information: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-us/
It is a pleasure to work in conjunction with another Charity that is focused on providing beautiful spaces for the public to make use of. In this current climate this is vital to support those who have little money and need somewhere to enjoy outside that is free.
BBC Radio York Nominations
We are thrilled to announce that The Foss Fairy Trail has being nominated and shortlisted in the Environmental category for the BBC Make a Difference Awards at BBC Radio York.
Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support! It is very much appreciated by all of the fairy volunteers!!
Listen to Fairy Councillors talking to BBC Radio York this morning about the trail: Tracy (Chair) at 1:20; Sarah (Secretary) at 1:44; and Beth (Treasurer) at 2:17
Recognition of Efforts
The Foss Fairy Trail received a recognition of their efforts in creating a community area much needed by everyone during lock down from the Lord Mayor of York. We are very proud to have received out certificate! Thank you to whoever nominated us!!!