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:-
- 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