We are a friendly group of volunteers who work with the co-operation of Stockport Council to make the park as attractive and interesting as possible. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in Heaton Moor Park.
On an overcast but dry and not too cold day, a group set to work cutting back some of the bushes near the central bed and around other parts of the park. This complemented the recent work done by Peter who the group pay to work in the park for a day every two weeks.
Meanwhile others started to wash down the railings on the gates of the park to clean moss away. There were a total of nine giving their time over the period. A warm welcome to Karla and Adam, two new enthusiasts!
Hot drinks and cake in the pavilion left a feeling of a job well done.
Thank you to Besses O' The Barn Brass Band and Do Your Thing Choir for supporting us to sing carols in the park on Saturday. Thank you also to everyone who turned up to sing, visit Father Christmas or buy tombola tickets or a refreshment.
It couldn't be done without our small band of dedicated volunteers. A big thank you to all those who helped in any way.
Thanks are also due to the local Co-op stores for providing mulled wine and mince pies.
The 4 Heatons Traders Summer Festival unfortunately will NOT take place this summer (2017). For further details about the reasons for this decision, please follow this link https://www.fourheatons.co.uk/the-4hta-festivals/
A big thank you to all friends, families and neighbours who turned out to sing carols along with the Besses 'o th' Barn brass band and Do Your Thing choir on 17 December.
Many enjoyed a hot drink and a mince pie and caught up with friends. Little ones enjoyed a visit to Father Christmas.
The Friends of Heaton Moor Park appreciate all the support.
Courtesy of SMBC we have some new shrub planting in the bed NW of the centre circle, which makes amends for the recent rather brutal pruning of the existing shrubs.
The blue bells in wildflower corner are coming into flower.
The tulips and hyacinths in the Star bed are beginning to look decent but the wet winter has not suited them very well.
A little bit of rain did not stop some of our supporters doing a bit of work on Saturday. They deadheaded the hydrangeas, and seedheads on the long bed in the centre. The picture shows them raking the leaves from the beds beside Buckingham Road and digging out the hidden dandelions. Many thanks to Maria for her cake and Krystyna for her support.