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Our Projects

Friends of Romiley Park have helped to make a number of improvements within the park. Take a look at our list of projects below and see if you can remember what the park used to look like.

 

Railings

During the Second World War, many of the parks railings around the country were removed. The plan was to melt them down and reuse the metal for ammunitions. Unfortunately, the metal was unfit for purpose. The Friends of Romiley Park decided to raise funds and reinstall the railings around the front area of the park, thus complimenting the Archway and the school railings. With monies raised, County Gates, Chadkirk, designed and installed the bespoke railings.

The Friends of Romiley Park would like to thank the following for their donation and grant monies, that have enabled the Group to bring back a bit of Romiley history:

C&C Insurance Brokers,
Chadkirk Business Park,
Manchester International Airport Community Trust Fund,
Maurice Thorley (Butchers)
Romiley Traders,
SMBC Community Fund,  
and The Friends of Romiley Park.

Childrens Play Area

Play Area OpeningIn the Spring of 2009, the Friends Group successfully obtained a £25,000 grant from The Big Lottery, along with £1,000 from Akzo Nobel and Commuted Funds via Stockport MBC. These monies have enabled us to remove some of the 1970’s play equipment in the children’s play area and replace them with up to date items.

Read more: Childrens Play Area

Front of Park

Front of ParkIn 2006 we received a grant from Manchester Airport, this enabled us to redesign and plant the bed bordering the primary school.

After years of flooding at the front of the park, in conjunction with the Safe Routes to School Programme, Stockport MBC replaced and repaired all the drainage systems, repaved and installed lighting, creating a much safer, useable and easier access through Romiley Park.

Read more: Front of Park