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
Half Term Fun in the Park
Wildlife Wednesday was a great half-term day out in the park on 30th October. Lots of nature-related things to interest the children, including making bug houses on the FOTTP stall. Others involved included id Verde, RSPB, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Alison's Bee Class.
Shades of Autumn
Over the next few weeks the Town Park will be looking its beautiful best in its Autumn colours and we would like you to help us to build a photographic record of this period of the year as the first stage in building a complete seasonal record of our magnificent park. What we would like you to do is to take pictures within the Town Park which reflect the “Shades of Autumn” theme and then post them to our Facebook page. We will put all submitted photos into a “Shades of Autumn” Facebook album and also put the best of the images into a gallery on the FOTTP web site. In December we plan to give small prizes for the two images which, best reflect the theme. For more information and full terms and conditions please see https://friendsoftelfordtownpark.org/shades-autumn-terms-conditions/.
Christmas Fun Run 2019
The 13th Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place this year on Sunday 1st December. This year's event is being organised by Midlands Air Ambulance but the format of the event will be very similar to previous years and the Friends of Telford Town Park will be supporting on the day. Further information and registration facilities are available via the Air Ambulance Web site.
Good News .....and Bad!
The good news is that we were siuccessful in the first round of the Fields in Trust, 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 then went on, in the next round of the competition to be crowned as 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 £800 for charities
The Friends memory leaf scheme, launched last year as part of the Telford 50 celebrations has raised over £800 for a wide range of good causes.The leaves were sold on the basis that £17 of the £25 purchase price would be donated to a charity of the purchaser's choice.
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,
Telford and Wrekin launch new "Live Well Telford" directory
A new online community directory, Live Well Telford, has been launched, offering a single point of information and advice to help children, young people and adults live well in the borough. Live Well Telford is an all-age directory, supported by Telford and Wrekin council, and brings together in one place wide-ranging information about services, activities and support available in the area. For further information see https://livewell.telford.gov.uk
Park keeps the Green Flag flying
Telford Town Park has been recognised with a Green Flag award for the 5th year running. As the premier 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.
Meetings of The Friends are held in the Visitor Centre of the Park and the next will be on 18th December commencing at 12 noon.
In 2020, meetings are scheduled for:
January 8th; February 12th; March 11th; April 8th, May 13th; June 10th;
July 8th; September 9th; October 14th; November 11th; and December 9th
All welcome - just drop an email to email@example.com if you wish to attend.
Town Park voted as one of the top ten favourite parks in the UK
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.
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 »