Friends of Marple Memorial Park Task Days

The Friends hold regular task days in the park on the last Saturday of each month in the winter and the middle and last Saturday from March to November. Everyone is welcome to join in for as long or as short they wish during the specified times. Please note that children and young people under 18 should be accompanied by a responsible adult. The next task day is: 


We like to keep a record of what we get up and here are details of past task days.

Task Day 15 April 2017

Great progress on the flowerbeds in all areas of the park during today's Task Day. Although the daffodils are now fading, everything else is springing back into life. We were also pleased to be joined by volunteers from Marple Co-Op again.

We also had a good tidy-up of the bandroom garden, strimming the grass and weeds and pruning wild and ornamental roses.

Once again our collection bucket was a great boon, raising over £56 in plant sales and donations.

Task Day 25 March 2017

A few days of wonderful weather allowed us to get onto the flowerbeds for the first time this year and have a good tidy-up. Aren't the daffodils looking fantastic in the sunshine. As well as tidying up the beds we also planted 500 Snowdrops in the green that were purchased with money recently awarded to us by Stockport Hydro for Bee Friendly plants and shrubs.

We were delighted to be joined on the day by volunteers from Marple Co-Op, who threw themselves enthusiastically into helping us as part of their efforts to get more involved in the community. They were certainly a welcome addition to our team and we hope they enjoyed it enough to come back again. They also brought cakes, biscuits and enough tea bags to keep us going for another 10 years! Thank you Marple Co-Op!

With the great weather park users were out in force and donated a record breaking £48 in our collection bucket. We must be doing something right!

Task Day 25 February 2017

Another very damp task day but at least "Doris" Day was behind us and it brightened up for a while!

We focused on clearing some very stubborn ivy from the Bandroom Cottage walls, transplanted another 7 Photinia (Little Red Robin) shrubs and a climbing rose donated by volunteers.

Other activities included another soggy litter-pick and a great deal more work to tidy up the Reading Circle behind the library, where the crocuses are putting on a great show, soon to be followed by the daffodils.

Reading Circle Bandroom Wall

Reading Circle

Task Day 28 January 2017

A very damp Saturday morning saw a hardcore of heroic volunteers brave soaking wet weather to kick-start the 2017 task day year!

Tasks included the planting of 8 Photinia (Little Red Robin) shrubs donated by volunteers, removal of the wreaths from the war memorial and fixing of the latest addition to the WWI Timeline of the railings to Hollins House. Other activities included a soggy litter-pick, a tidy up of the Reading Circle behind the library and fitting of a new wheel to one of our wheelbarrows.