Browsing articles from "September, 2011"

The Biffaward Awards 2011 – Chances Park shortlisted

Sep 27, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Latest News  //  No Comments

Chances Park was shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2011 Biffa Awards, a ceremony which celebrated the people that dedicate their time to transforming their communities through Biffaward funded projects.

Selected from over 80 hopeful applicants, Chances Park competed against five other organisations from across the country, for the chance to be named winner of the “Natural Environment” category.

The Biffaward Awards 2011 was held on 03 November at London Transport Museum.

Mayor flags up

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Latest News  //  No Comments

Mayor and Mayoress Barry and Kay Earp with Iris Rogan Chair of the Friends and Mary Chance.

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Forest Adventure Day

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Chances Park, Latest News  //  No Comments

Hundreds of families join in the activities at the Forest Adventure Day.

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Chances Park Nature Trail

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Chances Park, Latest News, Projects  //  No Comments

In July Newlaithes School once again helped to launch our new Nature Trail.

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Youth Muga

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Projects  //  No Comments

This wonderful activity area was completed in 2011.

Youth Muga

Veteran Oak

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Projects  //  No Comments

One of our turkey oaks over 300 years old had a root fungus and had to go as it was dangerous, but after being on the park for so long it was felt by all concerned that it wasn’t to leave the Park.

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Changes In The Park Video

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Chances Park  //  No Comments

To keep you up-to-date with the changes that happened during the restoration of Chances Park, we have compiled a video to walk you through and demonstrate the continued hard work and effort that was involved.

Changes in the park video

Chances Park

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Chances Park  //  No Comments

Here are some photos of Chances Park before any projects or developments have started, use these to compare the difference and see how the Park changes.

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Sod Cutting Ceremony

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Projects  //  No Comments

Sod Cutting

Sisters Ruth and Mary Chance cut the first sods to mark the start of a £1.18million restoration of the historic local park. Their father, a former Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Robert Chance, gifted the Manor & gardens to the city in 1944, but the landscaped gardens and parkland around the Manor date back to the early 1800s. The parkland forms the grounds to the Grade II listed Manor House and a number of features from the original layout remain including the ha-ha and many veteran trees.

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Park Information

Sep 25, 2011   //   by friendsparkadmin   //   Chances Park  //  No Comments

Want to know more information about Chances Park, including what types of birds and trees are found on the park and also about the ridge and furrow then here are some photos with more detail.

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