Friends of Cale Green Park

Welcome to the Friends of Cale Green Park website. If you want to get in touch with us or make a comment or suggestion about the website, please email calegreenparkfriends@gmail.com. To keep up to the minute with what's happening in the Park, be sure to follow us on Facebook . Click on the Facebook link or just search for @calegreenpark in Facebook.

The Friends of Cale Green Park is a subgroup of the Cale Green Park Residents Association and we look after anything to do with Cale Green Park and Bell's Paddock.

If you would like to be on the group's mailing list or attend any of the meetings, please email us!

Where is Cale Green Park?

The green area above shows where Cale Green Park is located. One entrance is on Bramhall Lance directly opposite Davenport train station [which is on the Manchester-Buxton line], but the other two entrances are on Heath Road. The park is accessible via the following buses: 309/310 Stockport - Cheadle Heath circulars, 372 Stockport - Woodsmoor - North Park Road, 374 Stockport - New House Farm Estate - Hazel Grove station, 378 Stockport - Bramhall Village - Wilmslow. You can get bus timetables online from here

To find out how to get to Cale Green Park from where you are, click here

Goals

The Friends of Cale Green Park has the following aims and objectives:

▪ To encourage wider use of the Park by all sections of the local community

▪ To protect, create, develop and improve Cale Green Park and Bell’s Paddock

▪ To maintain the high standards of the Park and its facilities

▪ To stimulate public interest and engender a sense of civic pride in the beauty, history and character of the Park

▪ To promote sustainable practice and policy so as to enhance the biodiversity of the Park

What We Do

We organise 2 events each year which are free to attend and as a result, are an ideal opportunity for the community to get together and talk to one another. In addition to the entertainment, we also provide homemade cakes and tea/coffee from the community room, crafts made by the local residents, and of course, a raffle to support future events and bulb plantings in the park.

Over the years, the entertainment has included Crazy Tramps, Rock Back the Clock, Stockport Silver Band, Elmfield Brass Band, Rudolf the Rodeo Reindeer, Egerton Park Arts College Samba Band, Annie's Saints & Sinners (jazz band), Shuttlers' Clog Dancers, St George's Hand Bell Ringers, the Falconry Centre, the Loose Change band, Amazing Stephen the magician, Razor Holler and the Poynton Youth Brass Band.

If you have any ideas for our park events, we would love to hear from you. If you would like a stall at one of our events, please contact us at least 4 months before the event.

Becoming a Friend

It's easy to become a friend. There are no dues to pay, nor is there an initiation ceremony. All you need to do is

• Come to one of our tidy days (2nd Sat each month, 10am - 2pm)

• Volunteer to help out at one of our public events.

• Contribute to the Flower Fund.

Funding Accomplishments

We have received grants from Greenspace, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester (Grassroots Fund), Impact, Stockport MBC Area Flexibility Fund, Action Together and Community First. The group has also achieved the Community Foundations Quality Standard for Funding.


Becoming a Friend

It's easy to become a friend. There are no dues to pay, nor is there an initiation ceremony. All you need to do is

• Come to one of our tidy days (2nd Sat each month, 10am - 2pm)

• Volunteer to help out at one of our public events.

• Contribute to the Flower Fund.

Funding Accomplishments

We have received grants from Greenspace, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester (Grassroots Fund), Impact, Stockport MBC Area Flexibility Fund, Action Together and Community First. The group has also achieved the Community Foundations Quality Standard for Funding.


The Flower Fund

As a result of earlier cuts in the Park Department's budget Cale Green Park lost most of its flower beds. We managed to salvage the tubs by the band stand and these are planted twice a year.

The Friends of Cale Green Park raise funds to buy plants for these tubs, the 4 remaining flower beds and more bulbs for Cale Green Park and Bell’s Paddock.

If you would like to contribute to the Flower Fund, you can leave any cash or plant donations with Rita Thompson at 5 Beech Road.

Favourite Places

Below are links to some of our favourite places

Davenport Railway Station

Stockport Greenspace Forum

Stockport Nature Watch


In 2006, Cale Green became a conservation area. Although most of the area concerned is outside the park, you can access the documents associated with the area appraisal at the Stockport Council website. You can also access the Council's description of Cale Green Park.

If any of these links are broken, or you want to suggest another site for us, please email us!


Cale Green Clog

Are you looking for Cale Green Clog? Then click here to find out more.