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Health in the park

Health in the park

This article from the i newspaper concerns a a study carried out by the University of Exeter and covering over 20,000 people from all walks of life.The results demonstrate that just two hours a week in an urban green area ...
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Springtime in the Park

Springtime in the Park

With all the recent rain, it's nice to look back at some of the lovely spring finery the park has shown off the last couple of months. As yo may know, the bedding plants and many other flowering plants are ...
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Fox in the park

Fox in the park

Something startled him. He darted like an arrow, russet-brown, still slightly fluffy, out of the wildflower corner and up to the tennis courts, where he wheeled around. He was fully alive, wide-eyed at his surroundings, astonished at finding out that ...
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Laughing matters in the park?

Laughing matters in the park?

Catherine D muses about whippits (the items, not the canines)Unsightly litter in the park often meets the eye. Such rubbish has to be picked up, shoved wearily into ghoulish black bags and disposed of. Invariably, one asks oneself, holding up ...
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Please support our plan to rejuvenate the playing field

Please support our plan to rejuvenate the playing field

Vote now to help the Friends to improve the park! The Friends of Heaton Moor Park are applying for a grant from the Aviva Community Fund to improve the playing field. The park infrastructure is over 120 years old, and ...
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Have YOU had YOUR say about council proposals for a new play area?

Have YOU had YOUR say about council proposals for a new play area?

Stockport Council is running an online-only consultation about the provision of an equipped play space for children aged 7-14. It offers a choice between two locations: Peel Moat Open Space, between St Thomas’ Junior School and the golf course, next ...
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Our park: could it work smarter, not harder?

Our park: could it work smarter, not harder?

Catherine D has been researching smart cities and muses on the possibililty of Heaton Moor Smart Park. Many of us have spent time looking quizzically at the "Smart Motorway" signs above the M60 carriageway as we sit for hours, in ...
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Tidy in the Park - Notes from 8 Sept 2018

Tidy in the Park – Notes from 8 Sept 2018

Despite a wet start, the Friends gathered to care for the park and have a cake break as well. As anyone who has ever gardened, every square foot can quickly present a challenge! But meeting the challenges can give a ...
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Wrap-ups from the Knitters!

Wrap-ups from the Knitters!

With the days getting shorter and cooler, the Knitting Friends of Heaton Moor Park have been creating things to wrap up in and a bright string of bunting to  enliven any grey days ahead (or even the ones we are having now). Here's the latest ...
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Plants: looking but not seeing

Plants: looking but not seeing

Catherine D updates us about Plant blindness 'I am obviously much in love with plants, and above all trees, and always have been, and I find human maltreatment of them as hard to bear as some find ill treatment of ...
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Sprucing up the Park 11 Aug 2018

Sprucing up the Park 11 Aug 2018

The Friends of Heaton Moor Park had a busy Garden in the park day the weekend  of 11 August 2018.  The weather had cooled since July, with a bit of cloud cover, so that made the work a bit easier ...
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Confessions of a litter picker

Confessions of a litter picker

Catherine D. spills the beans but not the litter “You’re under arrest.” Two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) judder to a halt beside me, swerving on their bicycles. “On what charge?” “Possession of a large number of cannabis packets. And whippits.” ...
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