|Where is Woodheys Park|
|Written by Web-Editor|
|Saturday, 10 May 2008 16:30|
|Woodheys Park is situated in a popular catchment area. Sited in the council area of Broadheath put postcoded as Sale West the park’s catchment area incorporates Sale West, Broadheath and Timperley.
A 7.5 hectare site with it’s car park off Kenmore Road at the top of Woodhouse Lane their are four entrances.
The main entrance is the car-park entrance on Kenmore Road with a second entrance being further up Kenmore Road by the popular Pinkey park childrens play area. Further entrances can be found off Link Road and at the rear of the woods backing onto Sinderland Brook and De Quincey park.
The Sinderland Brook entrance is primarily used by those coming from the new Stamford Brook ecological housing development in Broadheath. This development has had a large impact on the park with some saying that the re-design of Sinderland brook back to it’s natural meandering course having had a knock on effect on the marsh area of our woodland habitat.
Link Road is a cut-through entrance from the major A56 route of Manchester road. Parking at this entrance is a little tight but it is still an extremely well used gateway into the park coming in partway between the pitch and putt, football and playing fields.
This google link will give you a better idea of the siting of this park. Woodheys park in google
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 May 2008 16:36 )|
|Friends of Woodheys Park.|
|Written by Web-Editor|
|Saturday, 10 May 2008 16:19|
|The Friends of Woodheys Park formed in 2000 when members of the community decided to do something about the general state of Pinkey park as it was known locally. To begin with this group met with considerable hostility from members of the local community who’s anti-social behaviour within the park and surrounding areas had led to the destruction of the local pavillion and many other amenities which were in a poor and run down state.
The friends group gathered pace over the coming six years and in 2002 a five year plan was developed in conjunction with Trafford councils’ greenspaces and parks committee. The small but dedicated group actively encouraged the local community to involve themselves with the park and membership of the friends group grew. Projects such as the re-roofing of the pavillion, fencing of the park boundaries and a new under 7’s play area were successfully pushed through and now, in 2007, the group has a loyal and committed core membership which works closely with Trafford council to develop and expand the park’s appeal across the borough and beyond.
The friend’s group are always looking for fresh impetus and new members who can provide a different outlook on what has been acheived and what could be acheived in the future. A new five year plan is in the offing to take us through to 2012 with several projects ear-marked over the coming 3-5 years.
The friends of Woodheys Park : building a community park for the 21st Century.