Tennis Improvement Project

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Work is due to start on a scheme to update and improve a number of tennis courts across Trafford.

A total of eight courts will be refurbished as part of Trafford Council’s Pilot Park Tennis Investment and Sustainability programme.

The first two courts to benefit are Longford Park, Stretford, and Ashton Park, Sale. Work is due to start on the two-month long rebuild of Longford Park court on April 29, 2024, and at the Ashton Park court on May 7.
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FOLP’s Winter Newsletter

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Welcome to the first seasonal newsletter. We hope to keep you informed about what FOLP is currently doing and ways in which you can get involved.
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Monthly Litter Pick

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Please join us on the last Sunday of every month for our monthly litter pick. Meet at the cafe at 9.30am. Equipment provided.
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Community Christmas Tree Festival

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The Friends of Longford Park and Pets Corner group will be taking part in the Christmas Tree festival at St Matthews. We will be joining together to decorate one tree using mainly wooden and recycled materials. Any donations received will be used to support the Pets Corner. Click for more details.


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Friends of Longford Park are delighted to share the news that Trafford Council’s Lottery bid for Longford Park has been successful. Click to access the link to Trafford’s website.

Longford and Firswood Strollers Monthly Walks

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The photo shows the Longford and Firswood Strollers Heath Walk Group in the Longford Bowling Club Shelter 31st May 2023.
The group meets at the Edge lane Gate at 10.30 am on the last Sunday of each month and walks the Yellow Route One Mile Walk
New members welcome.

Lottery Bid Delay

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At this week’s Lottery board meeting, Trafford Council reported that “On the very recent advice of our National Lottery Heritage Fund case officers, we have deferred our application to the May 25th  submission window (for a decision in September 2023). The main reason for this is that it was felt by the NLHF that we needed to do more work on …

Tennis Improvement Fund Consultation

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Trafford Council has recently approved plans to improve parks tennis courts in Trafford, subject to funding from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). As part of these plans the council is seeking to develop a sustainable operating model to ensure courts can be well maintained and more people are encouraged to play tennis on the borough’s courts.As such the council is …


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On Monday 23 January, MMU’s chosen developers for the Ryebank Fields site launched a public consultation on their proposals, with just 5 days notice of the first of two meetings, with the whole consultation ending Friday 10 February.