Thursday, 18 November 2010

Next meeting

The Friends of Garston Park have a committee meeting every other month and a general meeting every other month. These are always on the third Friday of the month at 6 30 at Long Lane Church (although we did take a break for August)

That means there is a meeting tomorrow (19th November)

Whether you are on the committee or not, if you are interested in the park you are welcome to any of our meetings.

If you'd like more information, do please let us know by e mailing or the Chair Alan Helsby at

Friends of Garston Park - getting there!

People living near the Park should start to see some more improvements soon.

We've raised some money to buy some more benches and are waiting for delivery so they can be installed.

We've raised some money to pay for a new noticeboard so there'll be one at both of the entrances and not just the one by Whithedge Road.

And we have a commitment to some cash to plant a wildflower meadow.

What's more the City Council is going to help us by getting the existing benches refurbed.

So, a lot to look forward to for our park.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Meeting and litter pick coming up!

Our next General Meeting of the Friends of Garston Park is Friday 15th October at
6 30 at Long Lane Church. All welcome.

And we'll be out doing our regular "litter pick" the next day. Litter picking volunteers should meet at 10 30 outside the Garston Leisure Centre on Saturday 16th October.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Garston Park Litter Pick

Join us for a litter pick in our park this Saturday (17th July)

We are meeting at 10 30 at the Leisure Centre. Litter picks, bags etc will be available.

The Friends of Garston Park have committed to organise a litter pick every two months to help keep our park looking good.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is this Friday (16th July). We meet at Long Lane Church at 6 30.

Anyone interested in the park is welcome to come along - local residents, local businesses, people who visit the park, people who play organised sports on the park.

If you can't come this time, but want to be kept informed of future meetings, do let us know. You can post your details on this website (use the comments) or e mail and she will pass your details on.

You can also take part in our short survey. If you scroll down a bit on this site you'll find a post with a link to this. It won't take more than five minutes of your time and will help us in deciding what to focus on.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Fun Day

The Fun Day at Garston Park on Saturday (26th) went really well. The Friends of Garston Park had a stall and we managed to make many more people aware of our work (and raised some money to boot). The bird box and insect box making went down particularly well. We took some pictures of the event which we'll try to post. Meanwhile here is one of our stall.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Survey about the Park

Please help us by taking part in our (very) short survey about the Park.

The survey can be found Click here to take survey

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Garston Park Fun Day coming up

Saturday 26th June sees a Fun Day at the park.

From 11 till 3 there'll be all sorts of activities including face painting, birdbox making, football and other sports. There'll be stalls run by local organisations including Friends of Garston Park and some of the local churches. There'll be displays by organisations including the Fire Brigade.

Do come along.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Results of our first planting

Back in the colder weather, a group from Friends of Garston Park planted some crocuses in two parts of the park. Member Mark Helsby took these pictures earlier this year when the crocuses were in bloom. We hope soon to also plant some wildflowers and to organise planters with even more flowers at the entrance to the park.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Litter Pick in the Park

There's a litter pick in the park on May 15th ( a Saturday). Long Lane Church is kindly providing breakfast at 9 am. It's part of a morning of litter picking involving two other local churches - the Bridge Chapel and All Souls. The event ends around 1pm at Bridge Chapel with a lunch. The organisers say everyone is welcome to help and in fact there were between 70 and 80 people last year. Litter picks, gloves and rubbish bags are provided by the Council.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of Garston Park is on Friday March nineteenth (we always have the third Friday of the month).

We're meeting at 6 30 at Long Lane Church. Anyone who lives near the park, or uses the park, or who is interested in what we do, is welcome to come along.

If you can't make it but want to go on a mailing list to hear about future meetings, please either post your details in the comments section or e mail

Garston Park Bird Watch

How many species of bird are there in Garston Park?

The Friends want to get a list together detailing all the different types of birds spotted.

And we need your help.

If you are in the park and you spot a type of bird, please let us know.

You can drop a line to the Chairman Alan Helsby at 80 Long Lane, Garston, L19
or post in the comments section here.

We hope eventually to display lists for people in the park.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Our new logo

Thanks to Tom Cleeland of Edge Hill University we now have a new logo for our group.

Here it is.

Monday, 11 January 2010

January's meeteing

Our next meeting, open to anyone interested, is this Friday 15th January. It takes place at 6 30 at Long Lane Church.