Community Allotment update

folp Community Allotment, General

We have had a pretty productive year in the Community Allotment – our first figs ( thanks to the incredibly warm weather methinks in June and July ) and a new venture growing borlotti beans, sorry no photos of them, but they were picked and shared! Each year we do try out new plantings and last year we planted 2 …

Our Survey Results

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Longford Park Users’ Survey 2017-18 This survey was conducted – mostly online (Survey Monkey) – from October-December 2017 and then May-July 2018. 547 park users took part in the online survey, and a further 150 (approx.) completed hard copy surveys – these have yet to be processed and included in these totals.     The most popular ‘attraction’ is “enjoying …

Hyzerween II: The Muddening

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Hyzerween II: The Muddening Two years later, as the clocks tick back and the evenings draw in again, the ground is slowly softening… Manchester Disc Golf presents Hyzerween II: The Muddening. 27th & 28th October 2018, Longford Park, Stretford, Manchester. This fun-focused, 2-day tournament is played at our lovely course in Longford Park. It is a part of the British Disc …

Friends work to improve access for all in Longford Park

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Friends of Longford Park are celebrating raising £3400 to increase the number of benches at the Quadrant end of Longford Park. The fundraising effort was in response to feedback from people who attend the Alzheimer’s Society Walk and Talk Group that meets in the park on Wednesdays. This group many of whom are retired and have mobility difficulties said they …

Back To Work In The Wildlife Garden (WLG)

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After a fallow period for a few years, F.O.L.P. have re-established our support group for the WLG. Since last summer various jobs have been carried out in our garden • Cleaning debris and weed from the pond • Mowing pathways to the wood carvings • Mowing grass around the picnic tables • Autumn grass cut and raking • Litter collection …

Volunteers Wanted

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Pet’s Corner always needs more volunteers to help either the day to day care of the animals, maintenance of the area or with fundraising. There is a regular morning and evening animal care rota, but any time would be greatly appreciated. Under 18s can help but must be accompanied by an adult.  

Longford Park Community Allotment

folp Community Allotment, General

We are a sub-group of Friends of Longford Park, run by a small Steering Group who do all the planning and organising. A member of the Steering Group is present at every session, which we hope to cover, if possible, over the whole summer. We grow as organically as we can and started in 2010 by using the original flowerbeds …