Cranford Park ‘walk & talks’ and Friends meeting

This Tuesday (19 May): Find out the latest news and contribute your views at the Cranford Park Friends Quarterly Meeting. 7:30pm at the Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington (easy parking. Bus E6 to Cranford Drive). Tea/coffee served.

On Thursday May 28 there will be a Woodland Walk and Talk led by Andy Willmore of London Wildlife Trust and Alison Shipley of LBH.

As part of London Tree Week why not join us for an early evening stroll and learn more about the fantastic trees and woodland in Cranford Park? Meet at Information Centre at 7pm – finish 8.30pm. Please contact us for disabled access.

For more information see http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events/2015/05/13/guided-woodland-walk-cranford-park-hillingdon

Regards,
Bob Barton
Secretary
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Spring into Cranford Park

Signs of Spring Saturday 7 March, 11am

Guided walk with lots to see as the park bursts into life. Led by the Countryside & Conservation Officer. Please meet outside the information centre.

Secret Garden opening and volunteer session  Sunday March 8 ,10am – 12 noon (then at the same time on the second Sunday of each month). Come and help with light gardening in and around the walled garden (adjacent to the Stables), or just come for a look at the flower beds, pond, vine and well. Jointly with Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Secretary

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Cranford Park Friends – Dates for your Diary


Events in Cranford Park February-June 2015
No booking necessary unless stated! Outdoor events take place whatever the weather. Unless stated otherwise, please meet at the

park information centre.

All events are free unless stated otherwise.

‘Knights, Earls & Ghosts’
Saturday 21 February, 11am.

A guided walk through the park’s fascinating history, led by the Countryside & Conservation Officer. Meet at Information Centre.

Cranford Park Friends Meeting
Tuesday 24 February, 7.30pm
Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW (bus E6 to Cranford Drive). Contact the Secretary, Bob Barton, secretary@cranfordparkfriends.org

Tall Tales and Trash!
Saturday 28 February 11am – 1:30pm
Everyone welcome to join us for a community litter pick, hearing tales from Cranford’s past and identifying wildlife as we go.
Meet at park information centre. Contact: Bob Barton, secretary@cranfordparkfriends.org or Billy Coburn billy.coburn@thames21.org.uk. Cranford Park Friends and Thames 21 joint event.

Secret Garden opening and volunteer session
Second Sunday of the month from March to October. 10am – 12 noon (March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14 etc)
Come and help with light gardening in and around the walled garden (adjacent to Stables), or just come for a look at the flower beds, pond, vine and well. Tools provided. Jointly with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Signs of Spring
Saturday 7 March, 11am
Guided walk with lots to see as the park bursts into life. Led by the Countryside & Conservation Officer. Meet at Information Centre.

Make bricks for the park
Sunday 12 April 12 noon-3pm.
Help make bricks for a commemorative feature in Cranford Park. Learn traditional brickmaking, which took place locally in Victorian times. The last 20 min will consist of a short play about Victorian brickmaking. Tools and materials provided. This is a free event, but places are limited, please contact Dhush Selvarajah for more details: dhush.selvarajah@groundwork.org.uk tel: 07718043105. (Groundwork and Cranford Park Friends joint event.)

Bluebell Walk
Saturday 18 April, 11am
One of the highlights of the year – this guided walk goes through the scent-filled bluebell woods. Meet at Information Centre.

‘Knights, Earls & Ghosts’
Saturday 16 May, 11am
A guided walk through the park’s fascinating history, led by the Countryside & Conservation Officer. Meet at Information Centre.

Cranford Park Friends Meeting
Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm
Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW (bus E6 to Cranford Drive). Contact the Secretary, Bob Barton, secretary@cranfordparkfriends.org

Butterfly Walk
Saturday 20 June, 11am
A guided walk spotting a wide variety of butterflies and other wildlife. Suitable for all ages. led by the Countryside & Conservation Officer. Meet at Information Centre.

Cranford Park Friends AGM

The Friends of Cranford Park are holding their AGM on November 20th at 7.30pm at Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive).

Cranford Park Friends is a volunteer group re-established, after a four-year hiatus, in November 2012. It aims to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Cranford Countryside Park, a historical green space spanning 144 acres. The group are always looking for volunteers to help them in their quest to enhance Cranford Park.

All local residents are welcome

Cranford Park Friends – AGM

Cranford Country Park

Dear Residents

Please see attached from the secretary of Cranford Park Friends.

It has been an eventful year in Cranford Park and you are invited to attend our AGM on Thursday November 20 at 7.30pm. It will be held at the Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington, UB3 4LW (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive).Tea/coffee will be served. I am pleased to attach the agenda for the meeting, minutes of previous meetings have been sent to members and can be sent to others on request. 

We will be electing the new committee, so if you are interested in standing as a committee member (no previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm) please let me know.

Regards,

Bob Barton

Secretary: www.cranfordparkfriends.org

 

Autumn has arrived – Cranford Park

Cranford Country Park

Autumn has arrived – the leaf fall season is great for park visiting

During half-term week, why not bring the children to learn how to make bricks? (Free, booking required.) The event will take place on Wednesday October 29 between 10am and 12 noon in the Stable Courtyard, TW5 9RZ.  You will also be able to make a souvenir Halloween clay decoration, and a Victorian toy to take home, have your photo taken as a Victorian brick worker, and learn more about this local industry. Hayes and Stockley were centres of brick-making in the 19th century and the London Foundation’s heritage project aims to celebrate the history and re-create the skills of making clay bricks by traditional methods.The event is free and suitable for children aged 5 upwards but  advance booking is required. Contact Dhush Selvarajah: dhush.selvarajah@groundwork.org.uk  07718 043105.

Cranford Park is great for cycling. On Tuesday October 28 (10am – 1pm) there is a led Cycle Ride to the park from West Drayton. A steady ride suitable for beginners, it’s run by Hillingdon Council. Starting point is West Drayton’s Young People’s Centre, Harmondsworth Road, UB7 9JB. In the park you will see the walled garden, stable courtyard and St Dunstan’s churchyard. Free, booking not required. Further info:  transportstrategy@hillingdon.gov.uk or 01895 558391

This is turning into an exceptional autumn colour season in the park. A guided Autumn Colours walk, led by Alison Shipley, originally scheduled for Saturday 1 November, will now take place on Saturday 8 November at 11am. Meet at information centre. Free.

The last chance this year to join the popular Knights, Earls and Ghosts guided history walk is on Saturday November 22 (11am). LBH Countryside and Conservation Officer Alison Shipley will explain the intrigues and romance of the park in days of old, and point out the historical remains. Meet at information centre. Free.

The AGM of Cranford Park Friends will take place on Thursday November 20 at 7.30pm. The venue is Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW. (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive) and all are welcome.

The Secretary.

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