New 2020 dates for your diary

Hi everyone and happy new year.

We have finally updated our calendar of events for 2020.

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, 25th January. 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 on Tuesday, 28th January at 6.30pm. Please feel free to come along and see what we are all about.

Merry Christmas one and all

Well, 2019 went quickly didn’t it?

We have been busy all the way through the year helping keep Astley Park remain the beautiful open space that the people of Chorley love.

So as the year and the decade draw to a close and the Friends of Astley Park take a well deserved rest for a few weeks, as a group we would like to wish our members, our followers and everyone who uses the park a ‘Very Merry Christmas’ and a ‘Happy New Year’.

We will be back at it before you know it. Watch this space for dates of up and coming activities and meetings.

Until then, have a fantastic festive season and we will see you in 2020.

All the best – Friends of Astley Park

Chorley Flower Show – Thank You

Well, what a weekend. After a week of record breaking heat when it came to the weekend the temperature dropped and the rain came but it didn’t dampen the spirit of the people of Chorley who came down to Astley Park in their droves for the Chorley Flower Show.

We were there both days meeting a greeting people on our Friends of Astley Park stand, giving out information on the projects we have worked on in the park, looking to gain new members and selling raffle tickets for the beautiful, contemporary, floral painting that was done and donated by one of our members.

The draw took place in the main exhibitors marquee at 4pm on Sunday and was performed by none other than Martin Fish, experienced gardening consultant, media personality and writer. The name drawn out was Judith Schmitz so congratulations, the painting is yours to keep.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who took time to come a visit us during the show, to all the exhibitors that made the show what it was and to Chorley Council for organising and staging such a great event, roll on next year.

 

Chorley Flower Show 2019 – Sunday

Tomorrow, Sunday July 28th  Chorley Flower Show continues in our glorious Astley Park.

Gates open at 10am and the show closes at 5pm.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there. Our stand is located on the main path through the park before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

**Due to last minute change, not of our doing, our stand position has now changed. If approaching from the main park entrance it is now the first stand on the left of the main path, just look for the FoAP flag.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

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

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chorley Flower Show 2019 – **UPDATE

Tomorrow, Saturday July 27th  Chorley Flower Show returns for a fifth year held in our glorious Astley Park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Gates open at 10am and the show closes 5pm until Sunday morning when we do it all over again.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there on both Saturday and Sunday. Our stand is located on the main path through the park before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

**Due to last minute change, not of our doing, our stand position has now changed. If approaching from the main park entrance it is now the first stand on the left of the main path, just look for the FoAP flag.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

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

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

FoAP at Chorley Flower Show

As we have already said, it’s Chorley Flower Show this coming weekend, the 27th and 28th in Astley Park. We are really looking forward to seeing you all.

Enter our Flower Show Raffle to win an original painting by a local artist.

The artist as produced this painting using alcohol inks. It is a colourful, contemporary, floral painting.

Tickets will be on sale during the show at The Friends of Astley Park Stand at £1 for a strip of 5 tickets. Find us on stand No. 35 on the main driveway, look out for our flag.

The draw will take place at 4pm on Sunday 28th July at The Friends of Astley Park stand.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

Chorley Flower Show 2019

This coming weekend, July 27th and 28th, Chorley Flower Show returns for a fifth year held in our glorious Astley Park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there on both Saturday and Sunday. 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.

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CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

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

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!