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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.

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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.

Final Reminder – AGM Tomorrow 18th April 2017

A final reminder that our AGM will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 18th April at 6.30pm in Chorley Town Hall for members to receive the Officer’s reports and receive the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2017.

Also on the agenda will be the election of Officers and Committee members for the forthcoming year.

Also there will be the opportunity of renewing membership for the coming year – rates are unchanged £7 single or £12 family.

Following the meeting there will be the opportunity for members to discuss ongoing/forward projects for the year ahead.

Our up and coming AGM

Just a reminder that our AGM will take place on Tuesday 18th April at 6.30pm in Chorley Town Hall for members to receive the Officer’s reports and receive the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2017.

Also on the agenda will be the election of Officers and Committee members for the forthcoming year.

Also there will be the opportunity of renewing membership for the coming year – rates are unchanged £7 single or £12 family.

Following the meeting there will be the opportunity for members to discuss ongoing/forward projects for the year ahead.

Some dates for your Diary – New for 2017

Friends of Astley Park (FoAP) will be doing voluntary work in the Park on the following Saturday mornings between 9.30am and 12 noon:-  25th March, 29th April, 27th May and 24th June, 22nd July, 12th August, 30th September, 28th October and 25th November.

We’ll be doing a variety of things such as river clearing, woodland management, planting wild flowers and seed, balsam bashing and litter picking etc. On Saturdays we meet up in the Coach House Courtyard by Cafe Ambio.

Also, on the following Thursday afternoons  between 1.30 and 3.30pm we look after the Sensory Garden, which was designed by some of our members and largely planted by us:- 16th March, 13 April, 11th May, 8th June, 6th July, 10th August, 7th September and 12th October. On Thursdays we meet up at the Garden near to the Queens Road car park.

If you would like to come along and help us with any of these activities please do so, you will be most welcome.

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