Friends of Scholes Park are celebrating the installation of the latest improvement to Scholes Park in Gatley, a new children’s trim trail in the play area. This is the result of two years of fund raising. The Friends group would like to thank the supporters of their just giving page, the SPRING group, the Dudley fund, Arnold Clark, Autotrader, the Brookfield Park Shires Family Trust, Tesco, Stockport Council and Goldthorpe family for their contribution. From large funding bids, to children fund raising by making time capsules to sell during the covid lock down, it has been a real community effort. It is hoped children of all ages will enjoy playing on the equipment for many years to come. An official opening ceremony is to be held on Sunday 30th October at 11am where the trim trail and the recently installed art installation will be opened by Stockport Councillors and local artist Eamonn Murphy who have supported these projects. Friends of Scholes park are a community group who aim to increase the use and enjoyment of the park by the local community to improve people’s health and wellbeing, improve the habitat value of the park and to address anti-social behaviour. This is through improving the facilities and the park, and holding events. If you would like to be involved please contact them at email@example.com.
Friends of Scholes Park are proud to unveil their latest community project. Artwork has been installed on the railway arch entrance to the park. These display artwork by students from the Kingsway School, who were mentored by local artist Eamonn Murphy. The students were asked to use the artwork to tell us what they loved about Gatley with buildings, history and green space and recreation as subjects. The images were then arranged into a montage by Eamonn and printed on panels. Thanks goes to the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust who funded the project and our local Councillor Keith Holloway and Network Rail who have supported the project. The official opening of the artwork will take place on 30th October at 11am in a special ceremony, where volunteers will also plant bulbs in the park. All are welcome.
We had a really productive meeting to give updates on our latest projects and make plans for the park. This included the railway arch art project, the new play equipment and planed path improvements. Please get in touch if you like to be involved. Here are the minutes for info.
There is an Easter Trail in Scholes park from Thursday to 14th April until Saturday 7th May. Follow the map to explore the park and find the clues on the posters to complete the word search. You might find some hidden spots you have never explored before! The park may be muddy so wellies are required!
Some little robins with some Christmas surprises have appeared around the park! Can you find them all and solve the crossword puzzle? A great way to get active in the fresh air with the family this Christmas. The trail will be in place until the New Year. Wellies recommended as some areas are very muddy!
On the run up to Christmas Friends of Scholes Park have been working with community groups and local schools to make lanterns from willow and card. On 4th December we held our first ever Lantern Parade through Scholes Park onto Gatley Green. Despite cold and wet weather we still had a great time. We finished on Gatley Green with Christmas music, singing and gifts, food and drink (including much needed mulled wine!) from the Gatley Scouts festive stalls. A big thank you to St James who sheltered us from the wind and rain in their church for our lantern making before the parade, for Gatley Cars for lending us their speaker and for Stockport Hydro and Forever Manchester for funding our lantern making.
All are welcome to attend our public meeting and AGM on Tuesday 30th November at 8.30pm which will be held on zoom (Meeting ID: 912 8684 5367, Password: Winter2021)
Here is our agenda
Please contact us if you would like to put yourself forward to be elected as a management committee member.