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Victoria Park Inverleigh

Early in October the Committee held its second Car Boot Sale. The weather on the day was dry but with a strong wind and this unfortunately affected the result. The day was not as successful as the inaugural Car Boot Sale held in July but still showed the potential for further growth.

Unfortunately, due to a number of circumstances that are beyond the control of the Committee the third Car Boot Sale planned for 20th November has had to be cancelled. This is disappointing but plans are in place for the sales to continue next year.

The strong winds experienced recently have brought down one of the very old pine trees that line the Reserve. Fortunately, no damage was done although the tree fell over the fence line onto Jubilee Street, the unmade track that borders the Eastern Boundary of the Park. Already the accessible parts of the tree have been removed and Jubilee Street can still be safely used. An inspection of the remaining trees by arborists from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is to be carried out to ascertain whether any others are in need of attention before they suffer the same fate.

The Committee was recently successful in obtaining a community grant from Golden Plains Shire to repair the fence line on the northern boundary of the Park and to install a new entrance to the Park on Park Street. This work is now in progress and it is expected that it will be completed early in November. Plans are in place for further work to be undertaken to maintain and improve the facilities for users of the Park.

During October the Park’s two consistent users – Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club and Leigh District Riding Club - will both use the Park for their regular monthly activities whilst Rebecca Wilson’s Little Foxes will resume their activities after the school holidays.

President.  Carol Perrett.      Phone   0401 161 470
Secretary.  John Turnbull      Phone   03 5281 5068.