Latest News and Events
- Friends of Longford Park Newsletter Categories: Featured | General.
- We’ve got a Community Christmas Tree!! Categories: Featured | General.
- Latest on the under 8’s playground Categories: Featured | General.
- RYLANDS’ LONGFORD LEGACY COULD BE LOST Categories: Featured | General.
- Tree Amigos Cancellation Categories: Featured | General.
Posted: December 18, 2020
We really are so lucky to have such a beautiful park on our doorstep, one that has proved to be an invaluable community space this year. We hope you enjoy reading all about the changes and challenges of 2020 in the Friends of Longford Park newsletter. ... more
Posted: December 11, 2020
We might not have Tree Amigos to make our park look Christmassy this year but they have kindly donated a Community Christmas tree instead. We’d love it if local children could bring along a bauble or maybe even a home-made decoration for the tree. It’s a Norway Spruce that was freshly dug up from Ivy Cottage Christmas tree Farm near Wilmslow a couple of days ago. Members of FOLP planted the tree yesterday just behind Pets’... more
Posted: November 30, 2020
Richard Bond, as Chair of Friends of Longford Park, has been in regular contact with the Exec Member for Parks, Councillor Liz Patel, regarding a date for reopening the under 8s playground. It had been hoped that the replacement of the play surfaces could be done this year, even possibly by the end of this month.She has now had an update from One Trafford staff, who report that as a result of this second national lockdown, the specialist... more
Posted: November 23, 2020
The eastern skyline of the Longford Park Conservation Area is dominated by a row of tall, impressive boundary trees which not only mark the perimeter of the Longford estate but also the line of the Parliamentary and local authority boundaries between Manchester and Trafford. There are 10 of these mature trees in total. They stand proud, overshadowing the surrounding foliage, reaching a grand height of approximately 100 feet. Their sturdy... more
Posted: November 11, 2020
We are sorry to say Tree Amigos contacted us today to explain that they have decided not to sell Christmas trees in Longford Park this year. The imposition of a second lockdown, with uncertainty about what follows, meant they could not take the business risk of ordering and shipping the trees upfront and not being able to sell them. We and they are keen to see a return to the Park next year. In the meantime, the Friends are exploring the... more