Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers – Portfield School

The students from Portfield School completed their latest session by cleaning up the ‘bus shelter’ and clearing a bit more of the overgrown path. This time they brought fine weather with them to make the task easier.

We have no more sessions planned for them but we hope they will back at some time in the future.
The committee and, I’m sure, all regular users of the Racecourse would like to thank them for all their hard work and efforts.  Despite everything they remained cheerful and committed to the tasks.
We wish them well in the remaining challenges ahead of them in the quest for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Haverfordwest Racecourse Public Parks Trust will be held in the Haverfordwest Cricket Club on Thursday 14th April at 19.00.  

Any users of the Haverfordwest Upper Racecourse are welcome to attend. 

The wearing of masks is encouraged.

Portfield School DofE back again

The pupils working for their volunteering component of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme were back again on 17th March.  While some of them continued the work on clearing the sides of the paths the rest got stuck in felling the dead saplings in one of the central copses.  Sadly these were all young Ash trees killed by the Hymenoscyphus fraxineus fungus, also know as Ash dieback.

This was much harder work than anticipated but the teams remained cheerful and enthusiastic despite this and the occasional Pembrokeshire downpour.

After lunch, combined with a demonstration of the Trangier stove system (to provide a hot brew) the teams swapped over to finish the day’s work.

Local and a London-based representative of the DofE scheme also visited to watch progress and provide support.

Portfield School helping the Racecourse

As part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, some pupils from Portfield School volunteered their time in the pouring rain to start on some path clearing. This involved pushing back the encroaching grass and mud and has already shown just how wide our paths actually are before nature tried to take over.

They will be working for a couple more days later this month so please give them some encouragement if you pass them.