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.
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/
On a drizzly day, a group set to work clearing the border next to Elms Road of leaves to give the plants a chance to recover and cutting back some of the bushes. Meanwhile others started to wash down the railings on the same part of the park to clean moss away.
Hot drinks and cake in the pavilion left a feeling of a job well done.
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.
A big thank you to everyone who came along to join in the fun today.
Thank you to all our volunteers:
The Co-op, the local Rotary club, Moor Mums, St Thomas's School PTA, Stella Maris school, and Friends of Heaton Moor Park and their families.
Without their help the event would not have been so successful.
A special thank you to the Co-op in Heaton Moor who donated the hot cross buns which we sold at the Easter Egg Hunt.
We will let you know in due course how much money was raised.
Some of you may have noticed that as well as the staff from SolutionsUK, we now have Peter back in the park. Peter was part of the Stockport Council horticultural team but following the cutbacks in the budgets he is now self-employed. The Friends have now managed to secure regular help from Peter. This is possible from the money we have raised from events like Carols in the Park and the Easter Egg Hunt and from regular donations through the Localgiving website. The result of having a professional's help are already visible.