Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get into Chestnuts Park of course! Work is now due to end on the new pedestrian crossing around 24 April. Come and celebrate the new crossing at 10am on Saturday 26 April. Not got your chicken costumes ready? Never mind, just bring yourselves, balloons, ribbons to cut and musical instruments to play to celebrate the successful outcome of over ten years of campaigning. Then afterwards join us at our family planting event in the park!


Saturday 26 April Community Planting Event


Join us from 10.30am – 12.30pm to transform the flagpole flowerbed at the Black Boy Lane entrance to the park from the sad appearance above to the lovely sustainable bed of grasses in the pic below!


Working with award winning, local garden designer Dan, we will prepare and plant sustainable perennials including beautiful grasses as per this picture.

Meet in the cafe at 10.30am

Tools provided, children welcome! We also have loads of wildflower seeds to plant in the wildflower meadow.

Next Friends meeting Sat 22 Feb

Saturday 22 February


Chestnuts cafe

All welcome. Discussions to include looking at proposals for a planting project on the circular bed around the flagpole, and updates on the Blackboy Lane crossing consultation and pavilion demolition plans

Chestnuts Park – What Next? 6 minute film

Check out our new film short made in December 2013 by young local film maker Eren Kaplan, listing what’s been achieved and explaining why the pavilion needs to be demolished. We’re launching this new film at our event on 26 January.

The Big Draw – Nov 2013

Pictures from the exhibition of work by children from Chestnuts Primary School and also of artwork created on the day by visitors to the event.

To see the whole gallery go here



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