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SWANS ATTACKED AT ULLEY

Yorkshire Swan Rescue came to Ulley to treat two swans that had suffered injuries after being attacked in the park. Details and photos are on the adjacent post. We are devastated by this attack and will be making a donation to Dan Sidley at Yorkshire Swan Rescue for his prompt action to treat the swans.

CITY OF SHEFFIELD PIPE BAND PLAYING AT JULY CAFE DAY

City of Sheffield Pipe Band Band will be playing at the Friends Cafe Day on Sunday 21st of July. Always a very popular event the Band will give two 45 minute performances at 11.30am and 12.45pm.

The Cafe will be open from 11am until 3pm serving homemade cakes, sandwhiches and other refreshments.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2024

The Friends of Ulley Country Park are holding a competition for the Best Ulley photograph taken in the Park during 2024. Entries to be submitted by e-mail to friendsofulleycountrypark@gmail.com

Prizes for the best 3 photographs voted on at the AGM in November, from a shortlist drawn up by the Committee, are 1st prize £40   2nd prize £25  3rd prize £15. 

Conditions

  1. All photographs should be taken in the Park during 2024 and have no words or enhancements added.

  2. A maximum of 5 photographs may be submitted per person.

  3. Photographs submitted may be used by the Friends for publicity and fund raising purposes.

  4. Closing date for entries is the 31st of October 2024

CAFE DAYS IN 2024

The Friends of Ulley Country Park will be holding Cafe Days on the following Sundays during 2024

  JUNE 16th   JULY 21st   AUGUST 18th   SEPTEMBER 15th  OCTOBER 20th  

NOVEMBER 17th  DECEMBER 8th

The Cafe will be open in the Visitors Centre from 11am until 3pm

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 250. 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 Council’s Rangers Green Spaces team, 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 Aims of the Friends group are set out in the constitution and are summarised 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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