Latest News: Health Walks Spring/Summer 2013
Join Friends of Longford Park volunteers in a gentle stroll around the main paths in Longford Park Stretford. Enjoy the fresh air, company and beautiful surroundings of Trafford’s largest park.
Sunday 28th April
Sunday 26th May
Sunday 30th June
Sunday 28th July
Sunday 25th August
Sunday 29th September
Walking can make a difference. It can be fun, a chance to talk and can help keep you fit. The walks are especially suitable for people who do not take regular exercise and who might feel unable to access their local green space.
Walks commence at 10.30 am at the main entrance gate on Edge Lane (at the Junction with Cromwell Rd.) Walks last about 1 hour and are suitable for all abilities. Everyone can walk at their own pace. Wear suitable flat shoes. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk at Trafford Athletics Stadium within the park.
Walks provided in partnership with Trafford Borough Council as part of the British Heart Foundation Walking Your Way To Health Initiative. For further details contact Sport Trafford on 0161 912 3140 or Jean on 0161 865 6030
Please note the Thursday Walks have now been cancelled due to low demand
Latest News: Free Boot Camp Starting Monday April 1st 10am
Latest News: Longford Community Choir
Learn to sing! Join Longford Community Choir!
Friday nights at Firswood Community Centre M32 8QS 6 – 8pm
Only £3 per session (including refreshments!)
I’m here to help you to realize your ambition to sing well and above all enjoy yourself whilst you learn. All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced, and at any age!
Individual lessons in Pop Vocals, Classical Singing, Musical Theatre and early piano now also available at £15 per half hour. Exams from the London College of Music, Rockschool or just Sing for fun!!
Visit http://www.longfordchoir.org.uk or Contact me: - Janice Rendel Dip(LCM) on 0161 864 1996.
Latest News: Proposal for a Disc Golf course
Disc Golf is an emerging sport playable by all ages that currently has no full size course in the North West.
Trafford Council,The Friends of Longford Park and Ultimate Frisbee for Amateurs Group(Duffa) are working together to develop the first Disc Golf Course in the North West.
The nature of the game gets individuals out walking in a natural environment participating in a low impact sport that can be enjoyed at all times of the year by a wide range of ages
Disc Golf users will be able to co-exist with other Longford Park users without the need for exclusive use of the Pitch and Putt course.
To find out more more about Disc Golf then please visit www.manchesterdiscgolf.co.uk.
Detailed proposals for the proposed Disc Golf course at Longford Park can be found at http://friendsoflongfordpark.org.uk/docs/DiscGolfProposal.doc
Latest News: New Signs for Longford Park
This week we were very pleased to see new display boards have been placed in various locations around Longford Park. Thanks to all concerned for making this happen.
Latest News: Longford Park Community Cafe Update
Community Cafe Update [8th March 2013]:
Contracts have now been signed and the Community Cafe is now due to open this April! More details coming soon ..
More about the Edwardian Bungalow:
The best way to preserve older buildings such as the Edwardian Bungalow is to put them back into productive use and this scheme will restore an attractive building in the Longford Park conservation area as well providing the local community with a cafe, community space and centrally located toilets.
The conversion of the building comprises replacing roof coverings, repairs to timbers, new windows and doors, re-pointing and general repairs plus the internal rearrangement of facilities to provide a new cafe with an associated toilet block which can be opened up separately. Externally, a new paved seating area is to be created for use by the cafe.
Renovation of the Formal Garden Shelters Update
Regular park users will know that the shelters in the formal gardens are in a very poor state of repair. The rear walls will have the plaster removed before being renovated to the bare brick - hopefully that will not prove so attractive to the graffiti artists! The proposed plan for the renovation of the shelters is that each roof will come off (as they are in a dangerous condition) and the art-deco facade preserved. The existing toilet block will also be enhanced to include this art-deco design. Let us know your thoughts on this.
Aims of the Friends of Longford Park:
Friends of Longford Park (Stretford, Manchester) are a group of local people who work with Trafford Council to improve and promote the park as a vibrant local facility for the whole community.
The Friends have held many successful events ranging from social nights, health walks, festivals, picnics, conservation days, carol singing, tree planting, music events, youth activity days and have helped in the creation of a wildlife garden.
To host more of these events we do need more volunteers. Please contact us if you can help out.
Find out more about our activities and how the community can develop and shape the future of Longford Park.
1933 Incorporation of Stretford
Borough Council and Fireworks!
Longford Park is the largest park in the borough of Trafford and is in need of significant investment. The Friends of Longford Park believe that the park remains an attractive place to visit, a vital community resource with a rich heritage that has the potential to be an excellent asset for Stretford and the whole of Trafford. The North West Film Archive have kindly provided a 1933 film that illustrates the important role Longford Park has played in the heritage of Stretford.
The Friends of Longford Park are keen to help develop a first class park with great historical significance and exciting green credentials. If you care about Longford Park or would just like to get involved with a worthwhile enjoyable community group then please contact us. If you have comments, suggestions or ideas regarding the future of Longford Park then please add your comments here.
Images of Longford Park:
Image Courtesy of Imran Rashid