The FOLP 2020 Calendar now on sale

We are very pleased to announce that our 2020 Calendar is now for sale.

You can buy it at our Christmas Cracker event in December, or by emailing friends@lightoakspark.org.uk.

Calendars are priced at £5 each, we can post calendars for £1.50 postage and packing (UK only – for other destinations please get in touch).

All of the pictures featured were taken in the park, most of the photos were taken by our wonderful park users and selected by public vote.

If you are interested in buying a calendar at our Christmas cracker event, it would be great if you could let us know, we want to make sure we have enough printed for everyone who wants one.

Meeting Agenda – 5th September 19:00

Meeting Agenda – 7-8.30pm, Thursday 5th September 2019 @ the Vine Café

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  • Minutes – no minutes were taken from August meeting as the meeting was used as a final planning/briefing season for Wild About Salford event
  • Projects:
  • Security of the summer shed (PTO for notes submitted for consideration)
  • The Tea’osk – next 6 months
  • Becoming more environmentally friendly
  • Events:
  • Autumn Fun Run – Mike (Park Run)
  • Christmas Cracker – Ian Peacock (Elim Church)
  • Maintenance:
  • Volunteer Days – jobs for winter & getting ready for spring
  • Finance
  • Treasurer Report
  • Ideas for park improving park facilities – using some of the profits from three Tea’osk
  • Publicity / Communications
  •  Improved signage for litter and dog waste
  • Fundraising
  • A.O.B
  1. Date of next meeting – Thursday 3rd October, 7pm at the Vine Café

Hugely successful volunteering day!

Wow! What a fantastic volunteering session in the park yesterday. Over 40 people came to help with building bird boxes, planting trees, making bird feeding tables, litter picking, painting fences and weeding. It was great to meet lots of new people who were so keen to make the park even better! Thanks to all of you 🙂

Our next volunteering day is on the 10th March – you can find out all about our upcoming events here – http://lightoakspark.org.uk/events/

Lightoaks Park Calendar Competition

We are delighted to open the Friends of Lightoaks Park 2020 Calendar competition.

Budding photographers are invited to submit their photos from within the park. Each month we will shortlist 10 entries, with the winning entry being decided by you.

Each month there will be a different theme, which we will reveal on the 1st of the month.

At the end of the year, we will produce a calendar with all of our winning photos, the calendar will be on sale at our Christmas event in December.

So, to get us started, the theme for January is ‘Winter Life’. Your photos should showcase the best of the life in the park over the winter period. There is lots to see, if you look hard enough.

The closing date for submissions is the 31st of January 2019.

Good luck!

Salford from Above the Park
Chase the Labrador
The duck house in the pond

Small Print

To submit your entry, please post it to us via Facebook Messenger, Twitter, or email it to friends@lightoakspark.org.uk. You can submit as many entries as you like each month, but please note, a maximum of 1 photo per person will be shortlisted each month.

You must only submit photos you have taken yourself while in the park.

Please note – all entries are subject to our terms of entry, please read before making your submission – https://lightoakspark.org.uk/calendar-competition-conditions-of-entry/

Welcome to the Friends of Lightoaks Park

The Friends of Lightoaks Park are a friendly group of like-minded residents who enjoy using the park and want to make it as beautiful and well used as possible.

Lightoaks Park was officially opened in 1925 and is one of the larger parks in Salford boasting a duck pond, children’s play area, outdoor gym equipment and multi-use games area.

We’re always looking for new members and there are many ways you can get involved such as helping out at one of the many events we organise in the park each year, or coming along to our fortnightly maintenance sessions.

There are many proven benefits to spending time in green space and volunteering including improving your physical and mental health and making new friends.

If you’d like to get involved, please head over to our contacts page to find out how.