FRIENDS OF FOXDENTON PARK
List of Events - 2011
Alterations to information
22nd May 2014 Foxdenton Hall. The Secretary, Friends of
Foxdenton Hall & Park;
is now Heather Luft. Mobile number 07748348156.
moment the Hall is closed pending renovation and therefore not
available for Hire.
MARCH 2011, AND WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2011
MEETING FRIENDS OF FOXDENTON.
The main purpose of this meeting was to elect Management
6th June 2010
WALKS FOR HEROES
FROM PARK TO PARK
HELP FOR HEROES CHARITY.
AT 10.00AM ON SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2010 THERE WILL BE A
SPONSORED WALK CONNECTING THE THREE GREEN FLAG PARK IN CHADDERTON IN
SUPPORT OF OUR INJURED SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM THE WAR.
THEM YOU CARE
THE FIRST LEG OF THE WALK WILL BE COALSHAW GREEN
PARK TO FOXDENTON PARK (APPROX 2KM)
THE SECOND LEG OF THE WALK WILL BE FOXDENTON PARK
TO CHADDERTON HALL PARK (APPROX 3KM)
THE THIRD LEG OF THE WALK WILL BE CHADDERTON HALL
PARK TO COALSHAW GREEN PARK (APPROX 4KM)
HOW FAR CAN YOU WALK FOR THOSE WHO GAVE
SO MUCH FOR US?
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR ARMED FORCES.
FORM AVAILABLE AT THE CAFES IN COALSHAW GREEN PARK , AND CHADDERTON
WALKS FOR HEROES
OR SEND A
STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO :
FEE WILL BE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
23 SELBY AVENUE CHADDERTON OLDHAM OL9 0PU
COMMERORATIVE MEDAL FOR ALL
The fee is £5 for under 18, and £10 for
26th June 2010
11th July 2010 Summer fun day
2010 Christmas Fair
The Cafe opens on 23rd May 2010 and
will continue to open (Weather permitting) upto September.
As we are low on members for the friends
this year any help with the Cafe would be appreciated.
further information , please contact Friends of
of Foxdenton Hall
WHO ARE WE?
group of local residents who got together in October 2003 with the main
aim of saving and restoring Foxdenton Hall and bringing it back into
use as a community facility after many years of neglect and non use.
Working together with Chadderton Historical Society and with support
from Michael Meacher MP and local councillors, Foxdenton Hall was in
2004 taken off the market by OMBC and discussions began with OMBC as to
the future of the Hall.
and 2005 many fundraising events were held by the Friends of Foxdenton
and monies put into internal improvements. These improvements included
complete refitting of the kitchen which was undertaken by the Friends
themselves and assisted by the Chadderton Area Committee who granted
monies for the purchase of new kitchen equipment. Chadderton and Royton
Round Table undertook the redecoration of the main function room. The
entrance hall and staircase were redecorated and new light fittings
installed. The Hall was now beginning to smile again!
In October 2004 Foxdenton Hall became the
home of the Academy of Performing Arts, the very first community group
to start using the building. Over 50 children now enjoy the facilities
every Saturday morning. In May 2005 the Hall came back into use for
private hire and parties/ meetings etc. now take place on a regular
basis. All this is organised and controlled by the Friends of
Foxdenton. Enquiries are dealt with on a regular basis.
requiring further information about hiring the Hall should contact
WHAT IS THE CURRENT SITUATION?
October 2005 the Foxdenton Hall Shadow Trust was formed. This jointly
represents the Friends of Foxdenton, Chadderton Historical Society and
Rotary. Recognition and approval is currently being sought from OMBC
and once given the Shadow Trust will work together with OMBC
representatives to move forward to full Charitable Trust status and
eventual private ownership and management of Foxdenton Hall.
Appropriate funding will be sought to carry out necessary structural
repairs thereby securing the long term future of this magnificent
Green Flag Award Foxdenton Park
are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew
their Green Flag Status.
has an excellent cafe, well maintained bowling green, childrens play
park, sensory garden, tennis courts. The grounds and gardens are well
maintained by the Authority. Additionally, focus for children and
adults is provided by the Chainsaw artist, Richard James who recently
Tree Sculptured the Heron aesops fable.
Award Ceremony was held at Leeds Armoury on 26th July, attended by
officers of the Council and four members of the Friends of Foxdenton
The unveiling ceremony was attended by the
Mayor Cllr Ann Wingate and her consort, Steve Smith Manager of Parks
and Open Spaces, members of the Chadderton Historical Society, and
Members of the Friends of Foxdenton Hall.
Photograph with kind
permission of the Oldham Chronicle.
Chadderton Day 2008
The Vikings Have landed at our annual
Chadderton Day. And the kids loved it! They were demonstrating fighting
with sword and shields, and a realistic show it was. But also they were
showing real crafts and skills of their community.
many sideshows, were Rock Puppets, pedal go-karting, Blue Crew
Cheerleaders, and many more circus skill challenges.
available from First Choice Homes, the Fire Service about smoke alarms
etc and police especially from Constable Cub and Community Police.
Demonstrations were given by Broadway Stitchers of their tapestries.
Chadderton Historical Society ran a Mill competition and a treasure
day was opened by Chadderton's own Town Crier, and was visited by the
new Mayor of Oldham and his family. The Society worked with the former
Area Manager Mark Simmons in 2006 whose idea it was to found a
Chadderton Day, originally to coincide with Wakes Week. The Day was
complete for spectators to hear the new Chadderton Anthem, composed by
a member of the Chadderton Historical Society, and played for the first
time by The Chadderton Band.
barbeque was available and was taken advantage of by Councillors,
community police as well as stall holders and visitors
Sunday May 1st 2005
Hatmaking, face painting, tombola.
Images by kind permission of the Oldham
Photographs by John Johnson
Face Painting Tent.
Chadderton Floral Society
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Sunday May 8th 2005
Day Street Party
Photographs by John
Modified; 11/08/2016 copyright Friends of Foxdenton 1999-2016