Our calendar of events has for 2020 has been drastically impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic that has led us to cancel many activities. New dates for Members Meetings and Voluntary Work Parties will be posted here. Please keep checking back for updates.

2020 Voluntary Work in The Park

“Friends of Astley Park (FoAP) will be doing voluntary work in the Park on the following dates throughout the year.

Start times are 9.30am on both Saturdays and Mondays.

Emails will be sent out to members in the run-up to each event stating where we meet and what work is on the agenda. On very rare occasions the work may be cancelled at the last minute due to adverse weather etc., in this case again emails will be sent out to members.

If you would like to come along and help us please do so, you will be most welcome. Contact us for meeting points on that particular date.

The dates are as follows:-


Saturday 1st
Monday 10th
Saturday 15th
Monday 24th
Saturday 29th


Monday 7th
Saturday 12th
Monday 21st
Saturday 26th


Monday 5th – CANCELLED
Saturday 10th
Monday 19th – CANCELLED
Saturday 24st


Monday 2nd – CANCELLED
Saturday 7th – CANCELLED
Monday 16th – CANCELLED
Saturday 21st – CANCELLED
Monday 30th – CANCELLED


Monday 14th – CANCELLED

Activities in March / April will include work preparing and planting.

Activities in April/May will include the Sensory Garden, litter picking and any other activity, which will not disturb nesting birds.

On the dates in July/August we will concentrate on Balsam Bashing.

On other dates we will work in the main on improving the river. Those not wanting to take part in this activity can either litter pick or help in the Sensory Garden.

At the present time we are not able to advise when indoor meetings such as members’ meetings or Quiz night will be able to be resumed.

2020 FoAP Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 26th May 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall – CANCELLED

2020 FoAP Members Meetings

Tuesday 28th January 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall

Tuesday 24th March 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall – CANCELLED

Tuesday 26th May 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town HallINCLUDING OUR AGM – CANCELLED

Tuesday 28th July 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall – CANCELLED

Tuesday 29th September 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall – CANCELLED

Tuesday 24th November 2020 – 6.30pm at Chorley Town Hall – CANCELLED

2020 Chorley Flower Show

Saturday 1st August 2020 – Saturday – CANCELLED

Sunday 2nd August 2020 – Sunday – CANCELLED

CLICK HERE for Chorley Councils information on this years flower show

2020 Annual Quiz Night

Tuesday 6th October 2020 – Our Quiz Night* will be held on Tuesday 6th October at Chorley Cricket Club at 7.30pm.

*Details to follow. – CANCELLED