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GREEN FLAG AWARD FOR ULLEY

 

ANIMAL ZOO AT CAFE DAY 21st AUGUST

Leanimals Mobile Zoo will be bringing a selection of cuddly and exotic animals to the park at the Friends Cafe Day on the 21st of August from 12.30pm onward, giving an opportunity to get up close and hold them. A treat for all the family to enjoy.

The Cafe will be open from 11am until 3pm serving a range of homemade cakes, sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

WEEKEND OF DISCOVERY

The Weekend of Discovery was a great success with a lot of visitors enjoying the activities and performances. A full report with plenty of photos is in the adjacent post.

Big thanks to everyone that helped with the organisation of the event, particularly the many Friends volunteers that gave their time and enthusiasm over the weekend.

Many thanks to all the funding organisations that supported the event, RMBC’s Supporting our Communities Grant (COMF), South Yorkshire Community Foundation, local Parish Councils, Sitwell and Rotherham Rotary and both Aston Charities and Recreational Charity

FRIENDS CAFE DAYS 2022

The Friends will be having a Cafe Day each month in 2022, on the dates shown below, the cafe will be open from 11am until 3pm . Details of events and activities at each Cafe Day will be on the website and advertised on posters round the Park

JULY 17th  AUGUST 21st  SEPTEMBER 18th  OCTOBER 16th NOVEMBER 20th   DECEMBER 11th

 WHO ARE THE FRIENDS OF ULLEY COUNTRY PARK?

The Friends of Ulley Country Park is a voluntary organisation working in partnership with Rotherham Council, the owners of the Park, to protect and enhance the natural environment in the Park.

Membership of the Friends group is open to everyone and is now well over 270. We have provided significant financial support to the Rangers team at Ulley since the group was founded in 2006 and continue to work positively towards ensuring the facilities in the Park are improved and maintained for the enjoyment of all visitors.

The elected Committee meets monthly at the Visitors Centre, with the Park Manager and representatives from the local Parish Councils, to discuss the Friends activities and proposals for projects to be implemented in the Park. As a voluntary group, the Friends have successfully applied for grant funding to enable additional resources for various projects in the Park.

The Friends hold a monthly Café Day in the Visitors Centre, generally on the third Sunday of the month, to encourage visitors to the Park and raise vital funds for carrying out improvements in the Park.

Two newsletters are also usually circulated to members each year, in Spring and Autumn, giving details of the Friends activities and projects being  implemented in the Park

The work of the Friends group has been recognised by receipt of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award in 2017

The Aims of the Friends group are set out in the constitution as follows:-

  • To protect and enhance the Park, its amenities and its heritage
  • To work in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council
  • To promote further development through grant funding and volunteering
How to join

Annual membership of the Friends group is only £5 and new members receive a copy of “The Story of Ulley Country Park” written by Russ Howes. If you would like to join either:-

Members receive two newsletters a year.

CONTACT US

For any queries, e-mail us at  friendsofulleycountrypark@gmail.com   or phone our Secretary, Paul Nash on 01709 370797.

Visit UlleyCountryPark on Facebook or @UlleyRanger on Twitter

To contact the Park Rangers, phone 01709 850353.

To contact Ulley Sailing Club visit their website www.ulleysailingclub.co.uk

HOW TO FIND THE PARK

Ulley Country Park is on the A618 Pleasley Road between Aughton and Whiston. Post Code is S26 3XL

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