CAR PARKING AT ULLEY
The Council have started charging for car parking at Ulley Country Park. Payment is directly by contactless bank card or through a mobile phone. Charges are £1 for one hour or £1.90 for a day.
The Friends have campaigned against charginfg for parking at Ulley to the highest level but it is Council policy to charge at ‘major’ country parks. We have been assured that the income raised by the charging does come to the Ulley budget, which has been under pressure for many years!
FRIENDS CAFE DAY SUNDAY 17TH OF OCTOBER
Our cafe will be back to normal on the 17th of October with a full range of refreshments including homemade soup and cakes! We are also having a display by Ian’s Birds of Prey in the Spillway. There will be an opportunity for children to try ‘brass rubbing’ on Ann’s Wildlife Trail so come along and enjoy a great family day out. The cafe will be open from 11am until 3pm
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2021
CLOSING DATE 31ST OCTOBER
The annual photographic competition is now under way for 2021. Prizes for the ‘Best Ulley Photograph’ are as follows
1st prize £40, 2nd prize £25 and 3rd prize £10
Submit your photograph by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winning photograph last year was taken by Caroline Bennett
- All photographs should be taken in the Park during 2021 and have no words or enhancements added.
- A maximum of 5 photographs may be submitted per person.
- Photographs submitted may be used by the Friends for publicity and fund raising purposes.
- Closing date for entries is the 31st of October 2021 with voting on the shortlist drawn up by the committee in November.
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 300. 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:-
- e-mail email@example.com
- contact the Secretary, Paul Nash on 01709 370797
- pick up a membership leaflet at the visitors centre on a Café Day
Members receive two newsletters a year.
For any queries, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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