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Leith & North: Please email any news items to: news@leithandnorth.org.uk Montgomery St Park Spring Fun 2011: Spring is Here! If a bit hesitantly. Purple bouncy castle with coloured balloons stamped on it, surrounded by parents and small children

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The Friends of Montgomery St Park teamed up with Leith Walk Primary Parents Council to hold a third Spring community fun day to raise funds towards the park renovation project and bring local people together. The event took place in all weathers on Saturday May 28th. The event raised over a 1,000 which was donated to Leith Walk Primary, who are in turn sending investing a fifth of that in funds for Montgomery St Park.

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Women and children gathered round a fire engine talking to officers who help children climb out of the cabins Man pouring juice from a small open topped barrel with green metal press, as two girls watch on Left <<<: Lothian & Borders Fire and Rescue Service
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Chris Rankin pouring the last of the summer apple juice from a manual juicer
The Montgomery St Park area is split into two areas which stretch between Elgin St (off Brunswick Rd) and Montgomery St - a tarmacadammed childrens' play area and a lower large grassy area rimmed by areas for flower beds and mature trees; these areas are split by a small brick wall and an an aluminium fence. Residents have a vision to replace the brick wall with terraced steps which will lead down from the play area opening out into the park, and have won a funding application for £40k to construct a new set of steps in place of the security fence that divides the park.

Children jumping on and off brightly coloured plastice stepping stones

This will be the first large project to be implemented from the masterplan to improve the park and work started on Monday May 30th. The award is from WREN, (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited,) a not-for-profit business that "helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants for community, conservation and heritage projects".

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Uniformed officer kicking a ball, as two boys chase after him, while others watch on ^^^ Above: Community Beat Officers provide a challenge in the Neighbourhood Action Unit five-a-side pitch
Two women smiling, one in uniform the other in a pink anorak Women helping a child get ready to paint a brick - black bin bags in good supply Left <<<: Sunflower seed planting with the man behind Dads' Dinner - a help site for house Dads
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Officer 1118 with Rev Sigrid Marten of London Road Church.

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Attractions included the regular cake competition, this year judged by Mr. Crabb of Leith Walk Primary, a purple bouncy castle, 5 a side football with Lothian & Borders Community Beat Officers, advice from Lothian & Borders Fire and Rescue Service, a Pulse of the Place team of drummers from Leith Walk Primary, and several performances by the Morningside Dance Academy, to advertise the classes on offer at the newly reopened Calton Centre (pictured below). There was also a fantastic prize draw prize, donated by Magdalena Vives of Happy Mallorca - a week's accommodation in Mallorca.

Victorious pirate shoots the losing pirate with a gun with a BANG flag as she is held struggling by two girls in striped shirts ^^^ Above: Pirates fighting over a woman - the outcome can be seen below, as Pirate Justice is meted out

The prize for the cake competition was an Eero Riley cake stand presented by Mr. Crabb of Leith Walk Primary School. You can see pictures of this and all the other activities on the Friends' facebook page. Upcoming events include the Summer Fun Day on Saturday August 20th and the Halloween Parade and PlantIT Day on Sunday October 30th.

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Three girls with arms and legs raised and outstretched Girls dressed as pirates walking solemnly as they drag others behind them Left, Right & Below <<<: Morningside Dance Academy. Pirate held by two girls in striped shirts struggles as victorious pirate shoots her with a gun with a BANG flag
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Laughing woman in red anorak holding megaphone in one hand, and mobile in the other Young man in glasses and striped rugby shirt receives a voucher from smiling woman in black anorak Left <<<: Tasca Shadix and Magdalena Vives call the missing prize draw winner, who had gone home!
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Magdalena Vives of Happy Mallorca presents the Grand First Prize at last!.

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Familiies sitting on the grass in front of a row of green portable gazebos