Who are the Friends of Congleton Park?
The Friends of Congleton Park are a constituted group, formed in 2005, which aims to promote the use and awareness of the Park for the enjoyment of the public, in partnership with Cheshire East Council, under the Guidance and support of the Park Manager. The Group may act as a consultative body on the Park's developments, fund raise, and organize and support events. This body is also referred to as FOCP within this website, and in general.
The Friends welcome new members, and new ideas, and will encourage you to get actively involved.
Sponsorship for Congleton Park Events & Activities
This has included Events in the Park e.g. Rode Hall Brass Band, seed for the Pictoral Meadow and features such as the Bear Sculpture (near the Park Pavilion), equipment for the Community Store to support events in the park, restoration of features etc.
We undertake many activities in the park. For example we have:
- arranged a series of music concerts from the Park Bandstand each year.
- have undertaken planting of daffodils, to brighten up the north eastern entrance (Buglawton).
- purchased large board games and space hoppers for use as part of Park Fun-Day events.
- donated cycle racks for the park, the installation being paid for and undertaken by Congleton Borough Council (now Cheshire East).
Events and Volunteer Work in Congleton Park
The Friends support Community events in the Park by the loaning of equipment (e.g. barriers, signs, tables etc.) from the Community Store to ensure that the event is safe and enjoyable for visitors. Volunteer Work has included planting in Town Wood with native woodland wildflowers, cleaning benches etc.
How YOU can HELP the FOCP
We are often seeking new members to become actively involved in our activities.
This could include helping out on our brass band concerts, organising fund raising activities, running and helping to man our fund raising stall at park events, or donating your time / labour / money.
Please Download our Application Form, or send your details to the Secretary using the E-Mail Link below.
Consultation about Congleton Park
The Friends of Congleton Park assist with consultations with target groups such as the choice and provision of play equipment for older children, assisting with the Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey, pedestrian bridge from Buglawton into the Park and so on.