The Lost Fountain

This morning was very special as Chorley’s Mayor Councillor Margaret Lees opened and dedicated the restored fountain that we have been working on over that last year or so.

The fountain was dedicated to one of our longest standing members, the late Rosemary Boyd, a keen historian who instigated research into the origins of this find.

 

The fountain can be found on the western side of Astley Park just up the main path leading from Ackhurst Lodge, or from Astley Hall by walking past the bowling greens and down the hill and just over the bridge.

For more information on this project please CLICK HERE

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2018 – Busy busy busy . . .

Greetings, and may Friends of Astley Park wish you all a happy new year.

2018 is going to be a busy year for the group starting next Tuesday 23rd January with our first member meeting of the year.

We have also published our 2018 calendar of events which can be found in the Important Dates tab of the website

Easier still, to be taken to the page:-   CLICK HERE.

Our first weekend activity is just around the corner.

We will be meeting on Saturday 27th January 9.30am at the Coach House Courtyard for general maintenance around the park.

Winter hiatus

As winter takes grip, the nights draw in and 2017 slowly comes to an end FoAP events tend to stop for a while, our winter hiatus.

Rest assured we will be back fighting fit in the new year.

As soon as we have dates for our future Members Meetings and Events we will publish them right here on this site.

Keep checking back to see if the dates have been posted or better still, SUBSCRIBE to our site by entering your email into the ‘Follow Our Blog’ section on the home page and you will be notified by email as and when we post anything.

We will see you early in 2018.

Friends of Astley Park – Work this coming week.

If you have any free time this week we will be working in the park as follows;

Thursday 12th October – Sensory Garden – meet at garden near the Queens Road car park at 1.30pm.

Saturday 14th October – Park in general – meet at Coach House at 9.30am.

Come along and get your hands dirty, or just see what the Friends of Astley Park are all about.

Hope to see you there.

Events on the 10th and 12th August

Just a reminder that we will be working at the Sensory Garden on Thursday afternoon (10th August) starting at 1.30pm.

On Saturday (12th August) will be Balsam Bashing starting at 9.30am.

As we will be concentrating on finishing off the area around the new reed bed we will be meeting at the Queens Road/Park Road end of the park. Queens Road car park is free for the first 3 hours but if you do park there please remember to get a ticket for display.

Hope to see you there.

Come and Say Hello @ Chorley Flower Show

Don’t forget to come down and see us this afternoon or tomorrow, 30th July at Chorley Flower Show in Astley Park.

The attendance today has been great with loads of stuff for the whole family.

We are now located in the big Amateur marquee just past the Food and Entertainment Village and close to the main path through the park.

Click here for all the information you’ll need for the show – CHORLEY FLOWER SHOW WEBSITE

 

Chorley Flower Show 2017 – UPDATE

Thanks to our fantastic summer weather our gazebo is unable to be erected in the same place as last year.

We are now located in the big Amateur marquee a little further up and on the other side of the footpath, past the Food and Entertainment Village and closer to the main path through the park.

Click here for all the information you’ll need for the show – CHORLEY FLOWER SHOW WEBSITE

We’ll see you there.

Chorley Flower Show 2017

Come visit us, say hello and meet members of our group at Chorley Flower Show this coming weekend, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July. It’s a fantastic day out.

You can find us at stand 23, across the footbridge from Astley Hall on the opposite side of the footpath from the Food and Entertainment Village.

Click here for all the information you’ll need for the show – CHORLEY FLOWER SHOW WEBSITE

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Wildflower Planting

Since last Autumn pupils of Buckshaw Gardening Club have been growing wildflowers to plant in the woodland in Astley Park.

On 29th June six of Buckshaw Schools pupils, two members of staff, two organisers of the Gardening Club plus a few of our members met up to plant these wildflowers. Luckily the rain stopped and the planting was quickly completed. 

These new plants will provide pollen and nectar and seeds for bees, butterflies, moths and finches.