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

Another Successful Santa Run

Another Successful Santa Run  The eighth Santa Fun Run organised by the Friends took place on Sunday 7 December in the Town Park raising money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Guide Dogs UK. The 2014 event attracted 166 runners, joggers and walkers on the day all festively dressed as Father Christmas. 105 people....  Read more

Santa says “You can still register for the Santa Fun Run this Sunday”.

Santa says “You can still register for the Santa Fun Run this Sunday”.The on-line registration for the 2014 Santa Fun Run is now closed – but the good news is that you can register on the day. Just turn up at the Town Park Visitor Centre on Sunday from 9.30 onwards and register on the spot. Bring your £5 registration fee and any sponsorship money you have....  Read more

Friends of Randlay Valley Christmas Event

Friends of Randlay Valley Christmas Event   Our friends in Randlay valley will be holding their Christmas event on Saturday 29th November from 10.30 to 1.30. Meet    at 10.30 at the  Hollinswood  Pavilion wearing warm clothes and suitable shoes ready to help Father Christmas to find his  reindeer which are hidden in  Randlay Valley. Once the reindeer are found 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

On pathways, ragwort, brambles and horses

We received an email recently from a local resident concerned about the state of the Town Park, including more specifically the condition of some the new pathways, the growth of ragword and brambles and the impact of horses. If you share those concerns the following extract from the response by the chairman of FOTTP might....  Read more

Learn more about ecology or archaeology

Learn more about ecology or archaeologyAre you interested in learning more about ecology? Would you like to take part in a real survey and learn some new skills? Then come along to one of our volunteer surveys! Sessions are led by botanist Mark Duffell from Avensis Ecology., Open to anyone interested in learning more about ecological surveys, or just interested....  Read more

New Friends’ Sensory Garden now open

New Friends’ Sensory Garden now openThe new Friends’ Sensory Garden located within the Town Park’s Chelsea Gardens is now open to the public following the official opening by the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin and David Wassell MBE, former Head of the Landscape Department, Telford Development Corporation, 1969 to 1991 and creator of the Chelsea Gardens, on....  Read more

Santa Fun Run 2014

Santa Fun Run 2014The friends are delighted to announce that this year’s Santa Fun Run will take place on Sundat 7th December 2014. This will be the eighth year for the event. Raising funds for both the RNIB and guide Dogs UK, the Santa Fun Run is an established festive fun event for people of all ages and abilities. Runners,....  Read more

Explore Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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