NO BIRDFEEDERS AT FEBRUARY CAFE DAY
Due to the weather forecast of stormy conditions with high winds we are not having the bird feeder activity at the Friends Cafe Day on Sunday 16th of February. We hope to hold this at the March cafe day instead.
The Cafe will still be open from 11am until 3pm serving homemade soup, cakes and other refreshments.
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 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 £4 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
ULLEY CAFE DAYS 2020
The Friends of Ulley Country Park will be holding Café Days during 2020, usually on the third Sunday of the month, on the following dates.
15th March, 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August,
20th September, 18th October, 15th November and 13th December
The Café will be open from 11am until 3pm with a range of homemade refreshments and we hope to host a special event at each Café Day. Details will be on the website and displayed on notices round the Park
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2020
We are holding the photographic competition again this year for the Best Ulley Photograph of 2020.
Entries can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com
Prizes for the best 3 photographs voted at the AGM in November from a shortlist drawn up by the Committee.
1st prize £40 2nd prize £20 3rd prize £15
- All photographs should be taken in the Park during 2020 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 31st October 2020
For any queries, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone our Secretary, Paul Nash on 01709 370797.
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