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Getting Ready for Carols in the Park

Getting Ready for Carols in the Park

Fast on the heels of the popular Halloween in the Park event, the Friends are now hard at work to ready the Carols in the Park event on Saturday, 18 December, 1-3pm. Carol in the Park has been going, rain, ...
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Tennis Court Rejuvenation

Tennis Court Rejuvenation

We are thrilled to see the tennis courts are now scheduled for a much needed rejuvenation, delayed by the pandemic. Stockport Council has secured a grant from the LTA Tennis for Britain. The work is now due to start the ...
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Loosing the Leaves!

Loosing the Leaves!

At a recent workday, the Friends tackled the many leaves in the park with the help of Grace, who came along with her mum to lend a hand. Here's Grace's update on the day: I helped out at the park ...
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Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park

Dateline November 2021 The Halloween Event on 23 October 2021 was a resounding success. There's something joyful about seeing children dressed up in their Halloween costumes running through the grass and climbing trees! The raffle and tombola were supported by ...
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Make a Wildflower Meadow Roll

Make a Wildflower Meadow Roll

And rise to the moment! On 9 Sept 2021, the Friends of Heaton Moor Park helped welcome the boat ‘Rise to the Moment’ when it stopped at St Paul’s Church in Heaton Moor along the ‘Relay to COP 26’ journey ...
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Creating your own mini meadow

Creating your own mini meadow

If you attend (or have attended) the YCCN (Young Christian Climate Network) community event at St Paul’s church on 9th September 2021 you may have made a wildflower meadow seed roll to take home and plant in your garden. Here ...
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Squirrels in the Park

Squirrels in the Park

“Some of my feathered and four footed friends,” “Bobby Bushtail was a squirrel,And a naughty rascal too.He was sometimes so untidy,Mother didn’t know what to do...On the stool he’d stand and wriggleWhen she tried to brush his tail,And if she ...
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A sump in action

A sump in action

Sump (sŭmp) A low-lying place, such as a pit, that receives drainage. Soakaway (səʊkəˌweɪ) - a pit filled with rubble, etc, into which rain or waste water drains With the heavy rains this winter lasting into spring, the path by ...
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What’s been happening in the park?

What’s been happening in the park?

Despite the wet, windy and shall we say brisk weather recently, the park has been displaying all sorts of spring finery, from the copper beech leaves to the orange blossoms of the Berberis Darwinii.And it looks like the restrictions due ...
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Let's not forget the help for the Friends from our friends!

Let’s not forget the help for the Friends from our friends!

A rainy day like today makes us appreciate the Park in our minds although we may not actually be strolling around in the wind and gales. However, it's a great time to sit down at the old computer screen and ...
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Saving nature - a seed at a time

Saving nature – a seed at a time

Winter is coming. The park has been shrouded in mist for a few mornings recently, and the squirrels and jays are hoarding food for the hard times ahead. So industrious are they, that one wonders if they know it will ...
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The healing power of nature

The healing power of nature

“Glory be to God for dappled things -For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;Landscape plotted and pieced -fold, fallow, and plough;And all trades, their gear and tackle and ...
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