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 after the park event.
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
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!
Below are links to some of our favourite places
- Davenport Railway Station
- Stockport Greenspace Forum
- Community First - Davenport & Cale Green [Facebook]
- Cale Green Park leaflet (produced by Stockport Council)
- Stockport Nature Watch
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]