Here are some of the the things Corporation Park Supporters Group Volunteers do throughout the year
We operate for the benefit of the community by working with the Coroner’s office and Blackburn Cathedral as the Interfaith Memorial day takes place in the park every year.
We are also involved with Blackburn Heritage Festival. We open the Conservatory for visitors as part of this event, we have around 50 visitors over the two days.
We put on car boot sales in May, June, July and September every year which brings thousands of people in the park every year and brings in vuluable funds.
We have paid for 2 owl boxes which are up in the park... in addition ourselves and the park gardeners have purchased some additional birds for the aviary.
Also the perennial planting scheme for the remembrance gardens, which was designed by one of our committee members and was planted up by the parks staff has matured and still looks spectacular.
We have also made links with the One Voice based in Blackburn who are interested in working with us on the restoration of the conservatory. We also attended the One Voice Annual Dinner.
We also pay for and arrange the annual Carols with Santa in the Park event which is held in December.
We have also put on in 2016 a Folk Music event at Blakey’s in King Georges Hall to raise monies for the Conservatory restoration.
We have given the go ahead to spend CPSG monies on the cleaning of the Conservatory 2016.
The Heritage Trail in the park was suggested by the CPSG. We pursued funding for it and have now taken responsibility for paying to replace vandalised plaques.
Our volunteers have helped with practical park maintenance, such as pruning and litter picking. We have also planted 1,000 daffodil bulbs around the Discovery trail stones and 1,500 bulbs around the water fall cascade.
We have sponsored out of CPSG monies a Park Photography competition.
We have matched funds with Blackburn Police and contributed to an updated camera security system in the park form CPSG monies.
Our website designed and managed by one of our committee members has kept Blackburner's in touch with the park of their childhood wherever they are living around the world.
Tuesday 20th September 2016
Thank you to the team from Blackburn based company Promethean for Volunteering to give the Conservatory a mini make over inside.
The team did a fantastic job clearing out the over grown vegetation and plants.
The new outdoor gym based on the Broadwalk was opened on Sunday 11 December 2016 at the Santa Dash event.
Pictured are Cheryl the CPSG Chairman with the Mayor and Mayoress.
The Gym was paid for by SITA UK.
SITA UK is a British waste management and recycling company, established in 1988, and is management company with a vision.
'We want to live in a society where there is no more waste, a society where waste materials are reused, recycled or recovered for their energy content'.
Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Members of the CPSG Committee visited Mesnes Park in Wigan, and spoke with the Friends Group about their experience in applying successfully for funding, as in 2005 the park was awarded £6.5m Renovation Grant by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Sunday 9th July 2017
At todays Car Boot Sale there was some thing for everyone!'