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The next meeting of the Friends will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 11th July at the Town Park Visitor centre. All welcome - just drop an email to cpettman2014@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

 

Sakura Festival a great success

31100420_10156408326362658_1838350138465058816_nThanks 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 - WP_20180421_15_35_26_Proincluding 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.

Our Videographer Laura Garwood has produced a beautiful video which captures the day perfectly. Click HERE to view. Or click HERE to see more photos

Celebrate a special occasion or an important person in your life with a beautiful FOTTP memory leaf

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 07.30.17Is there someone who has made a real difference in your life or a really special occasion that you want to celebrate . Why not create a permanent memento with one of our beautiful stainless steel memory leaves.  As part of the town's 50th Anniversary we are offering a limited edition of 50 beautiful stainless steel leaves for sale for £25 each.  Once you have bought your leaf you can have it engraved with the message of your choice at the Town Centre branch of Timpsons for a special flat fee of £10 and then we will then hang it as a permanent memento on the Singing Ringing tree in the Town Park Sensory Garden. And as part of this special offer we will donate the profit from the sale of the the leaf (approximately £17)  to the charity of your choice.  Go to http://wp.me/p89cxL-15L To find out more and to order your leaf.

Get out and active with the 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.

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 »