Friends of Memorial Park Task Days in 2024

Here are details of our task days in 2024.

We normally hold them between 10am and 1pm on the last Saturday of each month in the winter and the middle and last Saturday from spring until November:

If you are interested becoming a volunteer with us please get in touch and we will add you to our Task Day notifications.

Volunteers are 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 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Task Day 13 April 2024

April showers don't stop our volunteers caring for the park

Despite a showery day lots of volunteers worked through the rain, concentrating on weeding all the flower beds.

We also planted seeds in the vegetable and fruit raised allotment beds, so we hope to get some produce growing later in the year.

Task Day 30 March 2024

End of an era for Friends of Marple Memorial Park

A fine sunny day and an excellent turnout of volunteers marked a changing of the guard for Friends of the Park. This was supposed to be the final task day that Mark and Gill would lead but unfortunately Gill had to be elsewhere due to a family illness and it was left to Mark to handover her trowel and his keys to incoming chairman Malcolm Allan.

Although Gill couldn't be there, it's great that Bob Wilson could, exactly 10 years to the day after he retired as the last fulltime Park Keeper.

Handover of trowel and keys

Read more: Task Day 30 March 2024

Task Day 24 February 2024

Task Day 24 February 2024The sunshine was a lovely welcome for our first task day of the year!

Our task days are off to a slow start this year due to other commitments of Mark and Gill who normally lead them. They are sadly winding down their involvement in the group over the coming couple of months, and this is expected to be the penultimate task day they will lead. The last should be Saturday 30 March, if other demands on their time allow.

Although the weather was great the park is still incredibly wet, so volunteers focused on removing the grass that has been taking hold on the French Boules Court, and a good cut-back and tidy-up of the War Memorial Beds. An overdue litter-pick was also completed and volunteers admired the tidy-up of our store during tea break!

New volunteer task leaders needed

The group is appealing for new volunteers who would like to get involved in leading task days. Spaces are currently available for task leader and power-tools training with the council on Saturday 20 April 2024 to get you started. So if this is of interest, now is the perfect time to sign-up! Please get in touch here.