Clearance work starts on the ‘Green Pond’

The so-called ‘Green Pond’ is that colour because it is covered with a thick blanket of duck weed. The pond provides the water supply to the nearby ‘Lost Fountain’ which has previously been restored by Friends volunteers and so dates back to the same era – to before 1844.

The pond is up to 12 feet deep and contains litter which has accumulated because it is hard to remove. Fully clearing the pond is quite a task as it depends on gaining access along all the banks which at present is difficult due to bordering vegetation that has grown up over the year. So, although a great deal of material has now been taken out of the pond, the task remains work in progress, to be resumed later this year when the bankside vegetation has died back.

Chorley Flower Show 2022

Friends of Astley Park will have a stall at Chorley Flower Show again this year.

Come and visit us this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday 29th, 30th and 31st July, 10am to 5pm each day (last entry 4pm).

Enter our raffle and you could win this original painting…

Our stall is in the vicinity of the main marquee and the Food and Drink Village, we look forward to seeing you there.

For more information on the Flower Show please CLICK HERE

TODAY – Sustainability Event, Saturday 19th March 2022

Just a quick reminder that or volunteers are running a stall at a free entry Sustainability Event organised by Chorley in Bloom today, Saturday 19th March in the Lancastrian Room at Chorley Town Hall.

The Event will be opened by Sir Lyndsey Hoyle MP at 10.30am. It will run until around 3.00pm and will feature a series of talks with Q & A opportunities on gardening, climate change, wildlife and the environment.

Our stall will present how the Friends work in Astley Park contributes to these topics and for members of the public there will be a chance to discuss how you could join us in our activities.

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REMINDER – Sustainability Event, Saturday 19th March 2022

Just a quick reminder that or volunteers are running a stall at a free entry Sustainability Event organised by Chorley in Bloom on Saturday 19th March in the Lancastrian Room at Chorley Town Hall.

The Event will be opened by Sir Lyndsey Hoyle MP at 10.30am. It will run until around 3.00pm and will feature a series of talks with Q & A opportunities on gardening, climate change, wildlife and the environment.

Our stall will present how the Friends work in Astley Park contributes to these topics and for members of the public there will be a chance to discuss how you could join us in our activities.

Remember, you can follow this blog and keep up to date with things by entering your email address on the ‘Follow this Blog’ section of the Home Page to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Sustainability Event At Chorley Town Hall, Saturday 19th March 2022

Our volunteers are running a stall at a free entry Sustainability Event organised by Chorley in Bloom on Saturday 19th March in the Lancastrian Room at Chorley Town Hall.

The Event will be opened by Sir Lyndsey Hoyle MP at 10.30am. It will run until around 3.00pm and will feature a series of talks with Q & A opportunities on gardening, climate change, wildlife and the environment.

Our stall will present how the Friends work in Astley Park contributes to these topics and for members of the public there will be a chance to discuss how you could join us in our activities.

Flower Show Raffle Winner

What a fantastic Chorley Flower Show we have had.

If you called in to say hello it was lovely to meet you and we hope you enjoyed seeing our display showing what we have done over the years in the park.

Towards the end of the final day we drew the winning ticket for our raffle.

The winner of the painting was Mrs. Ann Worsnop. We hope you enjoy the framed original painting by local artist Sandra Sugden.

Roll on next year.

Our Chorley Flower Show Raffle

We are starting to get excited, Chorley Flower Show starts on Friday of this week, July 30th and as we have already said, Friends of Astley Park will be there at our own stand.

As part of our Flower Show display this year we will be raffling a framed original painting by local artist Sandra Sugden.

The artist has used Alcohol inks to produce this beautiful and very colourful picture.

If you would like this hanging on your wall make sure you call in at the Friends of Astley Park stand at the Flower Show to buy your raffle tickets.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday and the winner will be announced at the show and here on our website.

Gook luck to all that enter the raffle.

Chorley Flower Show 2021

Chorley Flower Show is back and of course Friends of Astley Park will be there with our stand showing some of what we do around the park.

The show is on over three days this year, Friday 30th, Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2021 between 10am and 5pm every day so very soon, just at the end of this coming week.

Please come and visit us and have a chat with some of our lovely volunteers, we’d be delighted to meet you and chat.

Watch this space for more information and you can also visit the Chorley Flower Show website by CLICKING HERE.

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Saturday 3rd July – Work in the Park

Hi everyone,

We will be busy working in the park again this Saturday, 3rd July.

Jan will be at the Sensory Garden and would welcome help there.

We are also proposing to tackle the Balsam on and around the River Chor near the concrete pipe area opposite the Sensory Garden this weekend.

With this in mind it might be better to meet up at the Sensory Garden rather than the Coach House courtyard.

If you use the Queens Road car park remember it is free for three hours but don’t forget to get a ticket. Just press the yellow button to get your Free for Three Hours ticket.

We look forward to seeing you there.