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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.

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Balsam Bash – This coming Saturday, 11th August

The first of our final two Balsam Bashes in the park for this year is this Saturday, 11th August.

If you wish to join in please meet at the Coach House Courtyard Astley Park and 9.30am.

 

Our last planned Balsam Bash of the year will be held on the 25th August – meeting at the Coach House Courtyard Astley Park and 9.30am

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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chorley Flower Show – Saturday 28th

Today and tomorrow Chorley Flower Show is being held in glorious Astley Park.

The Friends of Astley Park will be there on both days. 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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chorley Flower Show – Come say hello

Well the weekend is almost upon us and this weekend is Chorley Flower Show held in glorious Astley Park.

The 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.

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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chorley Flower Show – Build up

We were out and about in the park last sunny Saturday with some members tending to the Sensory Garden and others members and volunteers Balsam Bashing along the River Chor near the Park Road entrance. A good time was had by all.

We continue this Saturday, 21st July with another Balsam Bash with members and volunteers working in groups across the whole of the park.

If you can spare a couple of hours we will be meeting in the courtyard near Cafe Ambio at 9.30am before splitting into groups.

Hope to see you then.

PS: Don’t forget to get your Chorley Flower Show tickets in advance online and save 20% (offer ends 25th July) – CLICK HERE to learn more.

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