The next meeting of the Friends will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 14th November at the Town Park Visitor centre. All welcome - just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Town Park voted as one of the top ten favourite parks in the UK
With more than 1,800 sites to choose from – all of which meet the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award - the public, casting more than 65,000 votes, have chosen their ten favourites. And thanks to your votes this year's list includes Telford Town park.
The Green Flag Award, managed by Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards the very best green spaces in the country. Launched in 1996 The Green Flag Award scheme is now the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.
Sakura Festival a great success
Thanks to all those who made Telford's first ever Sakura Festival such a great success. Thanks to the stallholders and to the entertainers, to all our volunteers and to the hundreds of people who bought tickets and came along to enjoy the day.
And a final very particular thanks you to our main sponsor Maxell and to the other companies and organisations that supported us - including Fitzgerald contractors (Bronze Sponsor), Telford & Wrekin Council, Southwater Event Group, Stagecraft Ltd, Shire Magazine Telford Repro, Scene Local media, Hype magazine, Gresko-Bohdi Japanese street food, Japanese Garden Society, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation W R Davies (Toyota/Nissan), Shropshire ice Cream Company and the RSPB.
Get out and active with the Town Park Sporteering Challenge
Sporteering is the latest active navigation App for your smart phone which lets you explore towns and green spaces all over the country by challenging you to find and capture points on a map and collect points when you reach each one.
The Town Park April challenge is organised by the Friends of Telford Town Park in association with STAY - the local charity for homeless young people.There are 21 GPS points in the Town Park all waiting for you to find and capture them within a 2 hour time limit. Each GPS point carries a score and some points carry more than others so you may need to plan your route carefully to maximise your score. At the end of the challenge you can upload your score to an online leader board attraction. You can walk, or run the course and all points are designed to be wheelchair/pushchair accessible. So download the Sporteering app now and challenge yourself to get out and active with friends and family. Click here for further details and full instructions.
Another award for Telford Town Park
Another award for our Town Park. This years Fields in Trust awards took place at Lords cricket ground on 29th November and once again we came away with an award. This time it was the "Getting Active Award
(Individual Sport & Informal Activity)" - an award which recognises, the very wide range of active participation opportunities within the park including the regular Park Run events and our own weekly gardening activities. The picture includes Jackie Jones (centre) a member of the Town Park staff and to her right, Chris Pettman, the Chair of the Friends of the Park.
Join the Friends
Telford Town park, now officially recognised as the UK’s best park, is an amazing asset for our community. The Friends play a vital part in protecting and improving that asset and we welcome applications for membership from those who wish to support the aims and activities of the group,.....Read More»
Anyone for Gardening
The Friends of Telford Town Park have been running Wednesday gardening sessions in the Town Park Chelsea Gardens for several years and were instrumental in the design and construction of the new sensory garden. And now,..... Read More »