PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RESULT
Caroline Bennett was the winner of the First Prize in the 2023 competition after voting at our AGM, with this lovely photo of two geese at Ulley.
Candice Wright came second and Linda Asbridge was third. All the shortlisted photographs are shown on the Competition post.
Thanks to all the photographers who submitted their pictures.
TEMPORARY PATH CLOSURE ON THE MORTHEN ARM
The Council are carrying out important resurfacing works an the path round the Morthen arm of the reservoir so the path will be closed from the road bridge on Monday 27th of November. The works should take a week or so, depending on the weather.
WOODHOUSE COMMUNITY CHOIR AT DECEMBER CAFE DAY
Woodhouse Community Choir will be singing in the Visitors Centre from 11.30 until 12.30 at the next Cafe Day on the 10th of December. The Cafe will be open from 11am until 3pm selling homemade soup, cakes and refreshments. Note this is not the usual third Sunday of the month!
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2024
Details for the competition for Best Ulley Photograph 2024 will be announced soon!
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:-
contact the Secretary, Paul Nash on 01709 370797
pick up a membership leaflet at the visitors centre on a Cafe Day
Members receive two newsletters a year.
For any queries, e-mail us at email@example.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