November 26, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RESULT

First Place – Chris Weston Second place – Dennis Farrell Third place – Mike Smethurst SHORTLISTED PHOTOGRAPHS Photo taken by John Castell Photo taken by Graeme Manning Photo taken by John Castell Photo taken by Dennis Farrell Photo taken by Michelle Ainsworth Photo taken by Graeme Manning Photo taken by

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November 21, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

NOVEMBER CAFE DAY

There was lovely sunny weather for the annual Fungi Walk, led by local expert Ziggy, at the November Cafe Day. Visitors also had an opportunity to make a Christmas wreath with help from Sue Walker

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August 28, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

Willow Emerald Damselfies Found at Ulley

A once rare species of damselfly – Willow Emerald, has been found in Ulley Country Park. This mating pair was photographed beside the pond-dipping pond on 23rd August and hopefully will lead to a colony on site next year. Willow Emeralds were, until about five years ago, only recorded in

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August 22, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

AUGUST CAFE DAY

There was lovely weather for the Friends Cafe Day encouraging a large number of visitors to the Park to enjoy the homemade cakes and refreshments in the Visitors Centre. A visit from Leanimals Mobile Zoo was very popular with younger visitors who had the opportunity to get up close and

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August 22, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2022

The Friends of Ulley Country Park are holding the annual competition for the best photograph taken in the Park during 2022. Entries can be submitted by e-mail to friendsofulleycountrypark@gmail.com Prizes for the best 3 photographs voted on in November from a shortlist drawn up by the Committee. 1st prize £40   

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July 22, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

JULY CAFE DAY

The weather forecast of a heatwave certainly reduced the number of visitors at the July Cafe Day. Although the temperature did rise considerably during the day the air conditioning in the Visitors Centre kept the building cool for  customers and staff. There was an enthusiastic audience for the last ever

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July 11, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

Weekend of Discovery July 2022

The Weekend of Discovery in Ulley Country Park was a great success with lots of visitors, many coming for the first time. The Friends are grateful to all the exhibitors, professional artists, schools, RMBC Rangers team and all the volunteers who supported the event. In particular the event would not

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May 17, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

MAY CAFE DAY

South Yorkshire Police Band gave two rousing performances in The Spillway at the Friends Cafe Day on the 15th of May in unexpected glorious sunshine. Pebble painting enjoyed by many visitors, both young and not so young! The tombola held for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, organised by Eileen Blades, raised

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April 24, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

APRIL CAFE DAY

A lovely sunny day brought a large number of visitors to Ulley Country Park, making April the most successful Cafe Day since the pandemic struck. Woodhouse Community choir gave two delightful performances on the balcony to the Visitors Centre making for a very enjoyable day for everyone.

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March 26, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

MARCH CAFE DAY

Glorious weather for the March Cafe Day led to a large number of visitors, making it the most successful day since we started up again after Covid restrictions were lifted. Thanks to all our regular customers and a lot of new faces who enjoyed the homemade soup and cakes. The

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