Friends of Cale Green Park
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Update on the toilets in the Park
Following on from the Just Giving campaign by Christopher Jenkins which raised about £450 and the Friends Group donating a further £300, we have been in discussions with Stockport Council. The Council have agreed further funding to renovate the toilets. We don't know when work will start but it goes to show what can happen if we all work together.
Many thanks to the children at Kids Planet for their spectacular sunflowers. They have also provided some nice art work for our noticeboards. Hopefully we will be able to do more work on the flower beds so that we can have more sunflowers next year!
Cale Green Park has been voted one of the best playgrounds in Greater Manchester!
No one told us, but there was a recent press release from the Totally Local Company congratulating us on our success. The release said
Cale Green Park, Stockport, has been chosen by parents as one of the top parks in Greater Manchester for families.
Maintained by Totally Local Company’s Parks Team, the park reopened in April this year following extensive renovations. Additions include swings, rope swings and (our favourite) a big tube slide.
For several years, Cale Green Park has won a Green Flag Award for its formal park layout, rose and shrub beds and wildlife strip along the boundary. As well as a children’s area and beautiful scenery, it boast a number of sporting facilities including; multi-used games area, basketball court, five-a-side/kick around area, bowling green and bowls pavilion.
The park provides a welcoming greenspace for the community and is once again proving to be a hit, with families in the area nominating it as a favourite in a recent article by the Manchester Evening News.
George Salt, Park Supervisor for Totally Local Company commented: “It’s not a surprise to hear that Cale Green is so popular with families. It’s a fantastic park, well loved by the community, the Friends Of group and our team who work hard to keep it in pristine condition.“
You'll find a link to the original story in the Manchester Evening News. Not bad for our tiny little park!
A big thank you to everyone that helped make our event a huge success. Needless to say, the volunteers that helped set up, baked the cakes, grew the plants, manned the stalls, and took everything down at the end deserve our special thanks. But it wouldn't have been a success without all those who attended.
Thank you everyone!
As some of you may know, BOTH toilets in Cale Green Park had been vandalized and they were shut for repairs. I can now confirm that both toilets are now back in working order... On top of this, I can also report that the issue of the toilets not being opened daily has been reported and that the problems should now be fixed. All being well, they should be opened and closed during the week [not weekends!!] henceforth.
To help us out, Christopher Jenkins has set up a JustGiving page to raise money to support the toilets in Cale Green Park. The toilets in Cale Green Park are now working, and therefore, any money that this page raises will help to spruce up the toilets. He's raised over £470, and the average contribution has been around £15. Thanks, Chris!
Repairs to the Park
By the end of June, the park has just been through three big upgrades in 2018. First, the bandstand in the park was repaired and restored to its earlier glory. Second, the playground has just had a massive upgrade. Third, the old park keeper's house [Heath House] was demolished and all traces of it have been removed. The area will be landscaped later in the year, and the image below shows what it will look like.
This is what the area around Heath House [the box in dark grey] will look like after the demolition. The hatched area in the middle will become a wild flower meadow, and a new path will be added.
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