Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 14th february at the Town Park Visitor centre. All welcome - just drop an email to cpettman2014@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Our gardening sessions in the Chelsea Gardens will return on Wednesday 31st January and we will then be in the Chelsea gardens from 9.15am to 1pm every Wednesday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. 

A huge thank you to all our members and to all those who have supported us in the past year. We wish you a happy christmas and all the very best for the New Year.

A Big Thank You

 To the organisations supporting our Japanese Cherry Blossom festival. In particular our Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 14.39.43thanks to:
Maxell Europe Ltd (Principal Sponsor), 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, RSPB

Click here for more information about the festival and to buy tickets.

Need some exercise in the fresh air after all the excesses of Christmas?

 Why not try the Telford Town Park Sporteering challenge?

Screen Shot 2017-12-27 at 15.08.37Sporteering 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. There are 20 GPS points in the Town Park all waiting for you to find them within a 2 hour time limit. You can walk, run or cycle and all points should be pushchair/wheelchair accessible.  So download the Sporteering app now and challenge yourself to get out and active with friends and family over the New year period. 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.


Celebrate Spring Japanese Style


Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 14.39.43As part of this year's Telford 50th anniversary celebrations the Friends of Telford Town Park will be holding a Sakura - or Cherry Blossom - festival on 21st April. 

The Maxell Cherry Garden will be open from 10am as usual until 4pm to wander round freely and enjoy the gardens and the stalls around the bandstand. From 5pm until 9pm entry to the Chelsea and Maxell garden will be by ticket only. The gardens will be illuminated with lanterns and coloured lights and a range of entertainment will be provided, including Japanese music, Taiko drumming, professional origami demonstrations and silhouette cutting. (Click here to see the full programme)

Entry will be by ticket only for the modest cost of £5 each. Children under 16 free if accompanied by a ticket holder. You will be able to enjoy Japanese street food, traditional Japanese music by Japanesque Duo and drums from the Taiko West Drummers along with Origami demonstrations and silhouette cutting.

Interested in taking a stall at the Sakura Festival? Click HERE to download an application form

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