Work on the Sensory Garden

Maintenance was done on the Sensory Garden on Saturday 18th May.

Twelve of our members were hard at work doing a general tidy up and planting two honeysuckles. Denise and Keith assembled two obelisks to put over the honeysuckles for the plants to climb up.

If you think you would like to help us in the future please contact us using the Contact FoAP tab at the top of the page or come along to one of our Members Meetings at Chorley Town Hall. See when our next meeting is – CLICK HERE

Up and coming Member’s Meeting

As the weather starts to warm up and spring starts to push away winter we tend to step up a gear.

If you are interested in finding out what we will be working on in Astley Park this coming season please don’t forget our member’s meeting at the Town Hall next Tuesday the 26th at 630pm.

We hope to see you there.

New 2019 dates for your diary

Hi everyone, we have finally updated our calendar of events for 2019.

Please CLICK HERE to take you to the page or see ‘Important Dates’ in the ‘About FoAP’ dropdown tab on the home page.

Just a quick reminder that we will be working in the park on Saturday morning, 26th January meeting at 9.30am at the Coach House doing a river clean and litter pick. Come say hello if you are out and about.

Finally, our first Members Meeting of the new year will be held at Chorley Town Hall next Tuesday, 29th January at 6.30pm. Please feel free to come along and see what we are all about.

Happy New Year – 2019

Well, that winter hiatus was over very quickly, it’s 2019 and our first outdoor activity of the year happens this Saturday, 12th January.

We are hoping to plant up a quantity of daffodil bulbs in the woodland area where some undergrowth clearance of Rhododendrons has taken place. We will be meeting at the usual spot, 9.30am at the Coach House courtyard before making our way down to do the planting. We hope to see you there.

Our first Members Meeting of the year takes place on Tuesday 29th January at the Town Hall at 6.30pm. We will also be publishing our full diary of events over the next week or so so keep checking back the the website.

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St Laurence’s Christmas Tree Festival

Well, what a busy year we as a group have had in 2018.

As the year draws to an end and Christmas fast approaches the Friends of Astley Park have sponsored a Christmas Tree at St Laurences Church Christmas Tree Festival, open 10am to 4pm on Saturday 15th and 12noon to 4pm on Sunday 16th December. Any money collected will go to the Woodland Trust.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Keep a look out on the website for us publishing new dates for both meetings and park activities for 2019 as soon as we have them.

Until then, enjoy the break, get rested because the work starts all over again once winter is out of the way. See you all soon.

From all at FoAP

General Maintenance – Saturday 15th September

This coming Saturday is our next scheduled day for work in the park.

There is quite a lot of work needing to be done to tidy up the Sensory Garden – weeding, pruning etc. If any members can help out there could you please bring implements with you such as fork, spade, hand fork or trowel, secateurs, trug or bucket and if possible a black bin liner for rubbish.

Hope to see you there.

Chorley Flower Show – A Big Thank You

Well, what a weekend. We would like to thank everyone who came to visit us on our stand at Chorley Flower Show.

Saturday was fantastic, sun shine, cloud, even the odd rain shower and clap of thunder. It was lovely to see so many people in the park and the show so well attended.

It was such a shame that Sunday mornings heavy rain and high winds lead to the shows cancellation on the second day. The safely of the public and those working on the park must always be a consideration in adverse conditions. It’s just sad that the heatwave that has gripped the country couldn’t hold on for a few more days.

So now we look forward to our up and coming events and they are coming thick and fast in August:-

The Bat walk on 4th August – we will be conducting one of our popular Bat Walks through the park. If you are interested in learning more about the bat population within the park join the Friends and H the Batman on a walk through the woods. We gather at Hall Gate car park at 9.00pm – the walk will start promptly at 9.15pm.

Our final two Balsam Bashes in the park for this year on the 11th and 25th August – meeting at the Coach House Courtyard Astley Park and 9.30am

Chorley Flower Show – Sunday 29th

Today is the second day of Chorley Flower Show being held in glorious Astley Park.

The Friends of Astley Park will be there today as well as yesterday. Our stand is located on the main path through the park, past the Craft Stalls, just before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

CLICK HERE to see the map of the event.

Look out for our flag and come in for a chat, we’ve got loads to show you.