Friends of Telford Town Park

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

Friends prompt Council re-think on Gymkhana Field development

We were delighted to hear that the Council had dropped plans to develop the Gymkhana Field and even more pleased to learn  - from an email sent to a Stirchley Parish Councillor and copied below –  that our input had played a significant part in this decision.  Thank you for your recent request for an....  Read more

Friends Gardening Group plant sale 14th June

Friends Gardening Group plant sale 14th JuneThe Friends of Telford Town Park  Gardening Group will be holding a plant sale on Saturday 14 June. The sale will be located by the Park Visitor Centre and will run from 10 AM to 2 PM.  A selection of perennials for sale, prices £1/£2 each.  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 early June sunshine – really awesome.....  Read more

New Chair for the Friends

New Chair for the FriendsAt The Friends’ AGM on Wednesday 9 April, John Trubshaw was elected as the new Chair for the Friends of Telford Town Park. John has been an active member of the Friends for several years and takes over from Chris Pettman, the longest serving chairman in the  eleven year history of the group. Chris will....  Read more

Our new hedge is shaping up

Our new hedge is shaping upIf you have walked into the Town park from Arundel Close Stirchley recently you might have noticed this attractive new hedge, the result of hedge laying activity by the Friends of Telford Town Park over the winter and early spring months. Hedge laying is just one of the woodland skills that you could learn as....  Read more

Explore Newsletter

Explore Newsletter Explore is the newsletter of the Friends of Telford Town Park. The Spring 2014  edition has all the latest news of the Town Park and of the activities of the friends.  Read more

Chairman\s Report 2013/14

Chairman\s Report 2013/14The Friends of Telford Town Park have just completed their most successful year since the formation of the organisation 10 years ago in 2003. You can read details of the highlights in the annual report of Chris Pettman, the outgoing Chairman  Read more

help needed with breeding birds survey in 2014

help needed with breeding birds survey in 2014Looking for a fun way of sharpening up your bird ID skills?Shropshire Wildlife Trust is looking for assistance with  gathering data on breeding birds on their reserves in Telford in 2014.  If you are interested in taking part please contact Matt Marston the Reserves officer for the Telford area  ( for more details.  Read more

The Friends win prestigious national award

The Friends win prestigious national awardOn August the 17th 2013 the Friends, in conjunction with Telford Green Spaces Partnership, held an event known as Jolly Green Day. The day was a free event for the public to come along and see what was on offer in the way of exciting things to do out of doors, mostly for free. There....  Read more

Santa Fun Run raises £2000

Santa Fun Run raises £2000Sponsor money raised by the seventh Santa Fun Run in Telford Town Park has now been collected in and a total of £2,000 has been shared between the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Guide Dogs UK. The festive run was organised by the Friends of Telford Town Park on 8 December 2013....  Read more

Sensory Garden Update

Sensory Garden Update  TThe Friends are delighted to report that work on the new Friends Sensory Garden within the Chelsea Gardens is progressing well with most of the planting completed. Outstanding ground works will shortly also be completed on the footpaths and water features. An official opening event is now being planned by the Friends for Saturday....  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