The Friends of Cale Green Park

Park Tidy Day This Saturday, 12 August

On the second Saturday of every month (from 10 am to 2 pm), the group gets together in the park for our Park Tidy Day. Depending on the time of year, we’ll plant bulbs, prune bushes, rake leaves, tidy up the fern garden, plant the flower tubs by the bandstand, or just do a bit of litter picking. Volunteers are always welcome, and we hope to see you there.

Renovations to the Playground in Cale Green Park

As many of you will remember, the playground is having an upgrade this year. To read the full details of what's happening, download our PDF description by clicking here.

The work is expected to take place in three phases

  • Phase 1 - The new gates will be fitted and the lifting green wetpour area between the roundabout and the multi play unit will be resurfaced with tarmac. July 2017
  • Phase 2 - The shrubs ( but not the hedge) will be removed. Sep 2017
  • Phase 3 - The play equipment will be installed. Nov 2017

 

The friends of cale green park have just completed a survey of park users to ask them what they wanted done in the playground. We had almost 1,000 replies, and the results of that survey, and the council's plan for the playground will be published here shortly.

The Friends of Cale Green Park

Welcome to the Friends of Cale Green Park website. If you want to get in touch with us or make a comment or suggestion about the website, just [click here]... To keep up to minute on what's happening in the Park, be sure to follow us on Facebook - just search for @calegreenpark. 

The Friends of Cale Green Park is really a subgroup of the Cale Green Park Residents Association. We look after anything to do with Cale Green Park, Bell's Paddock and Kevin's Corner...  Don't know where Kevin's Corner is? Click on the "About Us" above to see a map of its location.

We have received grants from Greenspace, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester (Grassroots Fund), Impact, Stockport MBC Area Flexibility Fund and Community First. The group has also achieved the Community Foundations Quality Standard for Funding.  

In early November, we applied to the "Catalyst Grants for Social Movement" programme to pay for the Christmas 2016 event. It was a long shot, as we were having the event on the 4th of December, and the panel wasn't meeting until later in December to make the awards. Normally, sponsors want to see their names on the posters advertising the event, so we didn't think we'd get anything... But the good news is that they awarded us £850!! Thank you, Action Together*!
 

* Community and Voluntary Action Tameside (CVAT) and Voluntary Action Oldham (VAO) are now known as Action Together

 

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One of our committee members did an interview for Stockport Talking Newspaper. The interview is about the Friends of Cale Green Park, so we thought others might like to hear it. It's about 20 minutes long and the link is here 

In this interview, it's mentioned that we are planning to fix the bandstand in the park [new roof, etc]. The price mentioned to do all the repairs is £3,500, but it's going to cost us £35,000 to fix the bandstand. That's right - 35 THOUSAND pounds!

 
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Favourite Places

Below are links to some of our favourite places

In 2006, Cale Green became a conservation area. Although most of the area concerned is outside the park, you can access the documents associated with the area appraisal at the Stockport Council website ([click here]). You can also access the Council's description of Cale Green Park [click here].

If any of these links are broken, or you want to suggest another site for us, please email the webmaster [click here]