Fishermans Walk is an historic green space near to both the coast and the busy shopping and traffic area of Southbourne Grove.
The Friends of Fishermans Walk (FFW) are a volunteer group of local residents committed to raising awareness and use of the Walk and regenerating it for the benefit of the community.
We are pleased to announce that Fishermans Walk has won its second Green Flag for 2011/12, awarded to well-managed parks and green spaces. The awarding body has commented: "The transformation of this once neglected site is due to the work of the local enthusiasm of the friends group and the support of the Council. They have achieved a welcoming small linear park for the local residents and shoppers from the nearby retail areas, and an attractive route linking the shopping areas to the seafront road and beaches."
Update as at 23 May 2013:
This year is our Centenary, and the actual day of the original opening May 26th 1913 is being celebrated on the same date this year, Sunday May 26th. We will have a full programme of Music, Classic Cars and Motorcycles, a Nature Stand, Pond Dipping for the children, and many other stalls and attractions.
Note: all times are provisional and subject to change
Event start time 11.00 am
11.00 - 1.00pm - Pond Dipping
11.15 - 11.30: Zumba Demonstration
12.00 - 13.00 Loose Konnection (Rock & Roll)
13.15 - 13.30 Adam Smith (Accordion)
13.30 Arrival of Mayor
13.45 - 14.00 Adam Smith (Accordion)
13.45 Fisherman's Walk Birthday Cake cutting ceremony
13.50 - Adam Smith
14.15 - 15.15 Bournemouth University Big Band
15.15 - 16.00 Anthony Adams - Sinatra Tribute
16.15 - 16: 30 Fancy Dress Comp
16.45 Drumshare - Community drumming
July 14th 3pm, -4.30pm Salvation Army Band
August 26th Summer Event and Dog Show
Saturday December 14th Carols in the Walk
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to assist with the following jobs to clean up the Walk.
Work achieved in the Walk this May:Cleaned and oiled the Nature Trail carvings.
Painted the Base of the Bandstand
Painted the woodwork on all the benches
Painted (from top to bottom) 7 - 8 of the lampposts closest to the bandstand
Other Events Planned for Fishermans Walk
This a major event which is being held throughout the area. On May 28th the focus is Southbourne and we hope to have a Treasure Trail starting in Fishermans Walk. More news nearer the time.
June 20th – 23rd Southbourne Music Festival
This event will include many venues throughout the Southbourne Area, with Music and Entertainment planned for Fishermans Walk on 22+23 June more news nearer the time.
more information to follow...Look out for the posters around Southbourne and Fishermans Walk and keep coming back to the website to check for updates!
If you would like to help or have suggestions on how we could develop this popular event further, please click here to get in touch with us by email or contact us by telephone on 07831 175312.
Please click here to get in touch with us by email or contact us by telephone on 07831 175312.