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Led entirely by volunteers, the Friends of Telford Town Park enable individuals of all abilities to make a significant contribution to the maintenance and promotion of our amazing Town park and to enjoy the benefits of working with a friendly group of volunteers in the open air. You can find more about us HERE

 

 

Good News .....and Bad!

Screen Shot 2019-07-10 at 17.17.18The good news is that we were siuccessful in the first round of the Best UK Park competition when we were voted the best park in the West Midland Region. The bad news is that, in the next round, when all the regional winners compete for the best park in England, we lost out to Stanley Park in Blackpool which will now go forward to compete for the best UK park.

Our congratulations to the excellent Stanley Park and  our thanks to everyone who voted for the Town Park. We shall be back again next year to try to bring the award back to Telford

The Park from the air

Three excellent recent videos featuring the Town Park available on YouTube - click an image to view.

Memory Leaves raise over £500 for charities

treeThe Friends memory leaf scheme, launched last year as part of the Telford 50 celebrations has leafnow raised over £500 for a wide range of charities. Space on our tree in the Sensory Garden is limited to 50 leaves and as we have  now reached that limit we are unable to take further orders at the present time.  We are however hoping to install a second memory tree in the New Year and to offer a further batch of leaves. 

If you would like to be informed when further leaves are available, just click the Contact tab above and send us a brief message,

Park keeps the Green Flag flying

greenflag-logo-footerTelford Town Park has been recognised with a Green Flag award for the 5th year running. As the green flag 4premier symbol of green space excellence, Green Flag sets the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom.
Visitor Centre staff member Jackie Jones and FOTTP Vice-Chair Colin Thompson attended the presentation session in Norhampton on 18th July to receive the award.

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.

Next Meeting

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. 

 

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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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 »