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 lots 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 have also put on in 2016 a Folk Music event at Blakey’s in King Georges Hall to raise monies for the Conservatory restoration.
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 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 the Park Supporters Group funds and 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 5th May 2017
Some of the committee members are giving the CPSG garden a makeover
The AHF Scouts Helping out in the Park
Some of the The CPSG committee members
and volunteers in 2018
Keeping fit and healthy, the Gym is very popular with park users.
What a great opportunity to do some exercise, for free, in the fresh air, amongst the trees, birds and other wildlife, whilst meeting other like minded people.
We're raising £25,000 to Restore Grade II* Listed Corporation Park's Iconic Conservatory.
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