The Friends of Cale Green Park

Park Tidy Days

NEXT TIDY DAY: 8 July 2017

On the second Saturday of every month (from 10 am to 2 pm), the group gets together in the park for our 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.

The rest of our 2017 schedule is as follows

  • 8 July
  • 12 August
  • 9 September
  • 14 October
  • 11 November
  • 9 December

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St George's Christmas Tree Festival

For the past few years, St George's Church has had a Christmas Tree Festival on the last weekend in November. The Friends of Cale Green Park entered their first tree in 2011, and that tree was based on wildlife in the park. The tree featured birds, badgers, owls, foxes, etc. In 2012, the tree was based around litter [pictured]. Cans, plastic bottles, sweet wrappers and bags were all transformed into Christmas decorations. To highlight some of the issues, soft drink cans were turned into signposts displaying interesting facts about litter. In 2013, the theme was "A Year in the Park". In 2014, the theme was "Creatures in the Park". In 2015, the theme was "Birds and Berries". In 2016, the theme was "Pokemon in the Park". If you have any ideas for what the 2017 theme should be, then drop us a line [click here].

 

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We'll write up our 2106 summer event shortly. The errors [referring back to 2015] are part of the transition process

The Summer Event

Our 2015 summer event was arguably our best event ever. It was easily our most profitable event, and we owe a big thank you to all the entertainers - Rock Back the Clock [a superb 50s Rock & Roll Band], and Frank Welsh [Punch & Judy Show]. We should also mention Gez's Coconut Shy, all the food providers (the hog roast, Lakeland picnic [burgers], the homemade cakes, etc), the donkey ride, and face painter. It should be emphasized that this event was funded entirely by our crowdfunding campaign. Some pictures of the event can be seen on our Facebook page.

 
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The Farmers Market

The Easter Monday Farmers Market was last held on 1 April 2013. We had 15 market stalls selling preserves, bread, burgers, pies, cakes, black pudding, and olive oil. We also had a raffle, an Easter Egg Hunt, an egg and spoon race, a magician for the children, and Shuttler's Clog (clog dancers and musicians). 

This event was very well attended, and was arguably the groups most profitable event to date. However, we will not be running a Farmers Market again. The simple reason is that Stockport Council made organizing the farmers market too tedious and time consuming to organize and no one in the group could spare the time to organize it.

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