The next meeting of the Friends will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 13th December at the Town Park Visitor centre. All welcome - just drop an email to email@example.com if you wish to attend.
There will be NO working in the garden on Wed 13th Dec or on Saturday the 16th December. We hope to be back sometime late Jan early Feb, to be announced. Lots to do particularly towards our Sakura Festival on 21 April. More details on that in January.
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.
The Friends of Telford Town Park
The Friends of Telford Town Park were started in 2003 with a small group of 3 people, who all felt that the Park needed some extra care and attention. The group was formally constituted in July 2004 and currently consists of over 20 members from all walks of life.
The constitution of the Friends states:
“The aims of the Friends are to promote and conserve
The sustainable use of the Park
The biodiversity of the Park
The existing boundaries of the Park
The built structures of the Park
And protect it from inappropriate use or development”
In keeping with the above constitution, the Friend’s have been and will be, involved in many different activities around the 150 hectares (approximately 400 acres) that is Telford Town Park. It has to be one of the largest urban town parks in Europe and is a fantastic asset for the people of Telford and beyond. It is commonly known as the “The Jewel in the Crown of Telford”.
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.
Christmas Fun Run 2017
LESS THAN 1 WEEK TO GO TO THE FRIENDS CHRISTMAS FUN RUN
Sunday 3 December 2017 will see Telford's 11th Charity Fun Run and as for last year the event will be in aid of the wonderful Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Last year you raised a staggering £3,500 and we are aiming to do even better this year. It's a great fun event for all the family and as in previous years we will be offering 2 routes - a short, 1.5 km route for the family runners and a longer, 4.5 km route for the more serious runners.
All you have to do is buy a ticket on line and turn up in fancy dress. Let your imagination run riot - pixies, elves, santas, fairies, gorillas, your favourite TV cartoon character, whatever!
Tickets cost just £6 for adults and it's free for children under the age of 16 accompanied by a registered adult. We also ask you to try to raise at least £20 from friends, neighbours and work colleague. All monies raised will go to support the great work of the Air Ambulance.
Your tickets will be sent to you immediately on completion of the purchase and we will then followup with joining instructions and sponsorship forms. We look forward to seeing you on 3rd December.
Celebrate Spring - Japanese Style
As part of the Telford 50th anniversary celebrations, the Friends of Telford Town Park are bringing a taste of Japan to Telford on Saturday 21 April 2018 with a traditional Sakura - or cherry blossom - festival.
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 the Chelsea and Maxell garden will be illuminated with lanterns and coloured lights including the waterfall. 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
Friends build Bug Hotel in Chelsea Gardens
Thanks to a grant from the Peoples Postcode lottery, the Friends have completed a large bug hotel within the grounds of the Chelsea Gardens. The structure will be of immense benefit to the flora in the Sensory Garden and provide food
and shelter for a vast variety of bugs and insects, including Ladybirds, solitary Bees, Spiders, harmless Wood wasps, woodlice, moths and many more.
Approximately 2 metres high and 2 metres across the "hotel" is made of timber and infilled with a variety of decaying wood, leaves, broken pottery and other natural detritus that small
creatures like to live in and around. There is an interesting interpretation board that small groups of supervised children can interact with to see what they can find out about the wildlife that the hotel and the surrounding stumpery will generate.
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