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Meeting of the Friends take place at 12 noon on the second Wednesday of each month (August excepted) at the Town Park Visitor centre. So for 2019 those meetings are scheduled for:

January 9th;  February 13th; March 13th; April 10th, May 8th; June 12th;

July 10th; September 11th; October 9th; November 13th; and December 11th

All welcome - just drop an email to cpettman2014@gmail.com if you wish to attend. 

 

A Summer Visitor

 

GorillaFor the past few years the Town Park has been the summer home for a number of exotic animals on loan from our very good friends at the British Ironworks Centre near Oswestry. This year's visitor is now with us and the picture below shows him with the FOTTP Chairman Chris Pettman (he's he one on the right).

If you've never been to the Ironworks centre do give it a try - it's a fascinating place and a great free day out for the kids.

Another very successful Christmas Fun Run

20190203-_DSC0492Another excellent Christmas Fun Run in the Town Park. Thanks to all those who took part, to our great band of volunteers who worked hard to make it happen, to all those individuals and local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle and to the Mayor Raj Mehta and Telford and Wrekin Council for their support. 

We raised over £2500 in ticket sales and donations and FOTTP Chairman Chris Pettman recently visited Cosford to present a cheque to Fundraising Executive Maria Jones.

Town Park voted as one of the top ten favourite parks in the UK

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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.

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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.

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

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»

Wednesday gardening sessions

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 »