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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #261 on: October 24, 2021, 08:10:37 AM »
Task Day 23 October 2021

Today the Marple Poppy Appeal Team will launch this year's campaign by commemorating the 100th year of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

They are doing this with a Ride of Remembrance from Compstall to Memorial Park featuring 100 motorbikes each carrying a large poppy to be added to the Wall of Remembrance in the park.

This promises to be a great spectacle and Friends of the Park spent yesterday's task day tidying the flowerbeds and war memorial area in preparation for today's event. We also planted the last of the shrubs donated to us by a local resident, which led to a great photo of our father and daughter volunteer team, who have done a wonderful job for us over the last year.

Visitors to the park kindly donated over £15 in our collection bucket, thank you! However, to the lady who came up and told one of our volunteers that you had put £1 in the bucket but you would give more if Friends of the Park disassociated ourselves with the skatepark, we will be passing your money onto the Poppy Appeal. The park is for everyone and we are very proud of our success in building this great facility for the young people of Marple.

Read more about our task days here: https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021.html





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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #260 on: October 10, 2021, 09:34:20 AM »
Task Day 9 October 2021

Great to get back into our refurbished Mess Room during our task day yesterday!

Read more about our task days here: https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021.html




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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #259 on: September 24, 2021, 06:42:32 AM »
Town Centre Benches all caught up in time for Food and Drink Festival

We were delighted the weather held yesterday, allowing us to complete re-treatment of the last two benches on Market Street this year. That means we have caught-up with the lost year due to the Covid19 pandemic and all 17 Town Centre Benches have been re-treated by Friends of the Park in time for the 2021 Food and Drink Festival.

Next year we would still like to clean up and repaint the metalwork too and it would be easier if we had access to an outside tap. Is there an owner of a business premises or residence in the Market Street area that could help us with this please?








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« Reply #258 on: September 22, 2021, 06:58:52 AM »
Town Centre Benches on the Hollins completed for 2021

The last two benches on the Hollins were sanded and treated on Monday and we've nearly caught up after Covid delays in 2020.

Just two benches left on Market Street, which we hope to manage before the Food and Drink Festival on Saturday if the weather and other commitments allow.

One nice coincidence we learned is that it was the late Marshall Shaw's birthday on the same day we treated his bench.








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« Reply #257 on: September 19, 2021, 09:22:20 AM »
Task Day 18 September 2021

Lovely to see so many families enjoying a glorious day in the park during our Friends of Marple Memorial Park task day yesterday!

Read more about our task days here: https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021.html




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« Reply #256 on: August 29, 2021, 07:54:08 AM »
Task Day 28 August 2021

A beautiful day to be working in the sunshine yesterday saw Friends of Marple Memorial Park focus on hedges and shrubs, with work around Hollins House, the war memorial beds and the Bandroom garden. Other jobs tackled included cleaning display boards, touch-up painting of the railings in front of the house, much needed watering of Danny Winter's pots and the endless task of keeping the flowerbeds at their best.

Read more about our task days here: https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021.html




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« Reply #255 on: August 08, 2021, 07:13:52 AM »
Task Day 7 August 2021

The forecast August downpours were fairly kind to Friends of Marple Memorial Park volunteers yesterday, allowing us a couple of hours grace before a good soaking. This enabled us to make good progress on a tidy-up of the main flowerbeds and the war memorial beds. Other tasks included litter-picking, mowing of the band room garden and the 5-a-side goals and treatment of a couple of benches.

Read more about our task days here: https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021.html




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« Reply #254 on: July 18, 2021, 06:49:52 AM »
Task Day 17 July 2021

A shortened task day today due to the heat but our volunteers still managed a long list of tasks by midday including: litter-picking; grass-cutting in the bandroom garden; tidying of the Scout Hut bed; planting in the Sensory Garden; edging of flowerbeds; sanding and treating benches; strimming around the 5-a-side goalposts and planting foxgloves in the woodland areas, where we at least found some shade. The allotment team were also in action keeping on top of weeds and edging their plot.

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« Reply #253 on: June 27, 2021, 10:20:54 AM »
Task Day 26 June 2021

Friends of Marple Memorial Park made an early start in the park yesterday for the installation of the Pavilion Art Project boards. This had been waiting for council approval of our special task day to install the roundels with Art Stop CIC, which was approved last week. Look out for more exciting news on this brilliant project very soon!

later we were joined by regular volunteers for another busy day in the park:

https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021/task-day-26-june-2021.html




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« Reply #252 on: June 20, 2021, 07:22:14 AM »
Task Day 19 June 2021

Yesterday Friends of Marple Memorial Park gave the self-seeded Dock in the new wildflower meadow a good bashing and sowed more wildflower seed too.

The seed sown in autumn 2020 has been slow to take hold but the meadow is now showing signs of promise:

https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021/task-day-19-june-2021.html




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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #251 on: June 17, 2021, 06:52:16 AM »
Friends of Memorial Park need access to an outside / accessible tap on Market Street or Derby Way please! Can you help?

Friends of the Park are working our way through retreating of the timber slats on the town centre benches but we'd also like to clean and paint the metal ends too. Ideally for this we would need access to an outside tap so we could wash and rinse the ends before painting. Does your premises or residence have a suitable tap we can use please?

https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021/task-day-15-june-2021.html








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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #250 on: June 13, 2021, 07:24:52 AM »
Task Day 12 June 2021

Everything is growing so quickly now and there's lots of work for our volunteers!

Now that we are allowed to use power-tools in the park again we were able to catch-up on maintenance of the bandroom garden by strimming (with our new cordless strimmer) and mowing the grass. Lots more work on the flowerbeds too, which are now filling out nicely thanks to the sunshine.

We also gave shrubs alongside Hollins House a good pruning and others cleared weeds from the park entrance on Stockport Road, which has made a huge improvement.

Read more about our task days here: https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021.html




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« Reply #249 on: June 11, 2021, 07:29:12 AM »
Three more benches knocked off the list!

Another three Town Centre benches were sanded and treated by Friends of the Park yesterday, as we gradually make our way towards Stockport Road. Special thanks for refreshments from Aggie's Bar and to Forever Yours of Cheshire Bridal Shop for helping us out with parking because the car parks were all full.

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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #248 on: May 24, 2021, 07:06:34 AM »
Task Day 22 May 2021

Another busy day on Saturday for Friends of Marple Memorial Park with lots of work completed in several areas of our wonderful park

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Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Reply #247 on: May 16, 2021, 12:26:00 PM »
A couple more Town Centre Benches treated while it's not raining!

We thought Derby Way would be quiet on a Sunday morning but there were lots of people out and about while we sanded and treated the two benches there.

It was good to see both cafes being well used and thank you to the Golden Plate and The Locks Coffee House and Bar for their generous provision of refreshments as we finished our chores.

A big thanks also to the kind gentleman who donated £20 to Friends of the Park!

https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/task-days/task-days-2021/task-day-16-may-2021.html