Park users share favourite parkland images for fundraising calendar
Photographs of Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens taken by amateur photographers are featured in a new Kearsney Parks 2020 calendar put together as part of the lottery funded ‘Parks for People’ project. Produced in-house by Dover District Council, the calendars are on sale for £5 with all the proceeds reinvested in the upkeep of the parks which attract over 300,000 visitors annually.
The twelve images were contributed by amateur photographers from across east Kent and feature the flora and fauna of the parks across the seasons. Unlike some 2020 calendars produced earlier in the year, the Kearsney Parks calendar includes the revised date for the Early May Bank Holiday which has been moved to Friday, 8 May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
A series of photographic workshops have been held in the parks as part of a programme of activities supported by the £3.1m National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Community Fund project, which also includes the restoration of historic parkland and improvements to the visitor facilities.
Copies of the calendar are on sale now from the mobile café in Kearsney Park, and from 1 November will also be available online at www.kearsneyparks.co.uk (£5 + 61p postage and packing).
Cllr Trevor Bartlett, DDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment & Commercial Services, said: “The Kearsney Parks provide some fantastic photo opportunities and we’re delighted to showcase some of the best amateur photographers in the calendar.”
Posted on 24 October 2019