The Friends of Telford Town Park

The Friends of Telford Town ParkThe Friends of Telford Town Park were started in 2003 with a small group of 3 people, who all felt that the Park needed some extra care and attention. The group was formally constituted in July 2004 and currently consists of over 20 members from all walks of life. The constitution of the Friends states:....  Read more

Anyone for Gardening

Anyone for GardeningThe Friends of Telford Town Park have been running Wednesday gardening sessions in the Town Park Chelsea Gardens for several years and were instrumental in the design and construction of the new sensory garden. And now,  following a number of requests, we’re also planning to run weekend sessions. Starting on 16th April we will be....  Read more

Chairman’s Report 2015/16

Chairman’s Report 2015/16We started our year last April 2015 with a 2 day display in the foyer of ASDA Telford Town Centre. This was followed on by an illustrated lecture on Telford Town Park to the Hollinswood and Randlay Chit Chat Club. We then took part in a 2 day display in the town centre shopping mall....  Read more

The Gorillas are Here!!!

The Gorillas are Here!!!Have you seen the Gorillas yet- these two beauties arrived in time for the Spring into the Park event in April and we have them on a long-term loan from the British ironworks Centre at Oswestry. Well worth a look if you’re in the Park.  Read more

Join The Friends

Join The Friends Telford Town park, now officially recognised as the UK’s best park, is an amazing asset for our community. The Friends play a vital part in protecting and improving that asset and we welcome applications for membership from those who wish to support the aims  and activities of the group. Our Aims   To promote, conserve and....  Read more

Cleaning for the Queen in the Town Park

Cleaning for the Queen in the Town ParkThe Friends of Telford town Park took an active part in the  nation-wide “Clean for the Queen” campaign in March. Members of the Friends, ably supported by 3 volunteers from the telford office of RSM Tax and Accounting Ltd, collected 30 bags of rubbish mainly from around Blue Pool and Dark Lane. The weather was fairly....  Read more

Telford Our New Town Video

Telford Our New Town Video  Our friends at Telford and Wrekin Libraries have produced an excellent new film about the lottery-supported     project to record the history of our Town. In an age when Libraries across the country are suffering under the     financial constraints it’s really good to see that our’s is finding new and innovative....  Read more

Town Park receives prestigious Green Flag award

Town Park receives prestigious Green Flag awardTelford Town Park has been recognised as one of the best in the country by the award of the prestigious Green Flag status – see Shropshire Star press report here. The Green Flag Award, managed by Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards the very best green....  Read more

Explore Newsletter

Explore Newsletter The Winter 2015/Spring  2016  edition has all the latest news of the Town Park and of the activities of the friends.  Read more

Friends work with local companies

Friends work with local companies                Over the last few months the Friends have been ably assisted with park maintenance by the staff from two major companies.First off the mark were HSBC with four of their staff spending the day with us hedge laying near Grange Farm Pool. The day was warm and....  Read more

Telford our New Town Project Update

Telford our New Town Project UpdateThe Friends have been involved over the past year with Telford and Wrekin Libraries in a  project to create a digital archive of Telford. The project  aims to bring together selected items from  the Telford Development Corporation Archive collection held at Shropshire Archives, and other important, unique resources about the  development of Telford in the....  Read more

Telford Our New Town: A Digital Archive

Telford Our New Town: A Digital Archive Telford and Wrekin Libraries are seeking volunteer assistance for a new project, ‘Telford, Our New Town’ – creating a digital archive’.    The Libraries  have received £88,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund  for the project which  aims to bring together selected items from  the Telford Development Corporation Archive collection held at Shropshire Archives, and other important,....  Read more

Town Park from the air

Town Park from the airWe are all familiar with the beauty of our Town Park from ground level but we rarely get the opportunity to see it from above. But thanks to our friends in the Telford Park Run we can now see just how lovely it looked from the air in the sunshine – really awesome. The video,....  Read more

The Storms of Telford

The Storms of TelfordThe story of the floods of 24th September 2012 which, thanks to the work of a a small group of engineers in the 1960s, passed almost unnoticed under our feet rather than through our homes. A fascinating story of the system of lakes and culverts which incidentally link smany of our local green spaces. Today,....  Read more