Sensory Garden Spring tidy

Last Saturday morning 25th April the group met for a Spring spruce up of the Sensory Garden. We had, prior to this, been approached by Jeanette Hindle representing a group of geocachers offering help and support on the day.

By 9.30 am we had 50 willing helpers who made short work of all the tasks we had set for ourselves, on top of this a great of litter was picked from a large area.

We would like to express our gratitude to Jeanette and all the group for their diligence and hard work and look forward to meeting again when we start our 2015 balsam bashing crusade.

Friends Fund Raiser 06/05/2015

We have arranged a fund raising event for the 6th of May at Chorley Cricket Club at 7.30 pm. Any funds raised,mainly, go towards the cost of our public liability insurance needed for our works within the Park

We have been lucky in persuading Elaine Taylor MA to come and talk to us on “Care of the Park” Elaine is a Garden Historian and has spoken to the group previously.

Tickets are £3.50 including tea and biscuits,all are welcome to come along to what promises to be a very informative and entertaining talk.

Please contact Keith Woan on

Curiosities of Astley Park

This booklet was published a few years ago due to the hard work and research conducted by Rosemary Boyd who has been a Friends committee member since our inception.There are many aspects and fascinating information which may be unknown even to regular visitors to the Park.We hope it is of interest.

I am sure you will join with us to thank Rosemary for producing this gem.

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River Clearing 24/01/2015

Great turnout for the river clearing this morning,thanks to all who came along.The weather was very kind to us and the signs of Spring were pleasing to see.Also very gratifying is the positive comments made by many walkers regarding our efforts.

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Updated Information January 2015

The FoAP website has been somewhat neglected over the past two years,we are committed to add the relevant information required to bring visitors to the site up to date with the group’s activities and achievements during this time and to add details of up coming events and project developments.This will be completed over the next few weeks.