Friends build Bug Hotel in Chelsea Gardens

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, […]

The Giraffes have arrived

Our two very colourful gorillas were a great attraction in the Park over the summer period and into the autumn last year but with the onset of winter they had to go back home for a little TLC.  This year our friends at the British Ironworks Centre offered us the opportunity of having two giraffes […]

The Friends 4 Health programme

    The Friends 4 Health programme is a brand new, free scheme designed to promote health improvement through access to light conservation and gardening activities within the Telford Town Park. It is open to all those wishing to develop a more healthy lifestyle but it is particularly useful to those recovering from mental or physical […]

ASDA green token scheme

Great news, the Friends of Telford Town Park are currently part of the ASDA Green Token scheme in the Town Centre store. This scheme is part of ASDA’s Community Life programme which provides funding for local charities and good causes nominated by customers and staff. This year will see a £1 million pound investment by the […]

The Friends thank their commercial supporters

Recently one of our hard working gardening members came up with an idea. The idea was to do with the fact that several commercial companies have gone out of their way to be helpful to the Friends of Telford Town Park. Maria Bright decided that we should award such companies a Certificate of Appreciation. We […]

Another successful Christmas Fun Run

This was the 10th year that the friends have organised the Fun Run and this year we have a new Charity partner – The Midlands Air Ambulance. We also  changed the format  from  a purely Santa run to a more general Christmas-themed fancy dress fun run. It was very clear that those taking part enjoyed the […]

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 »

The return of the musical fountain

If you have lived in or around Telford for more than twenty five years you are bound to remember the musical fountain in the Chelsea Gardens in the Town Park. The 1980’s and early ’90s were the heyday of the Chelsea Gardens and the pools and fountains were an essential part of this – particularly […]

Friends object to new hotel plan

 The Friends of Telford Town Park have lodged a formal objection to the plans to build a new 68 bedroomed 4 storey hotel on the open space fronting the new Southwater lake – see artist’s impression to the left Lucy Allen the local MP has also call on the Council to reconsider its plans.  She […]

The Gorillas are Here!!!

Have you seen the Gorillas yet- these two beauties arrived in time for the Spring into the Park event in April and we have them on a long-term loan from the British ironworks Centre at Oswestry. Well worth a look if you’re in the Park.