Friends of Huntingtree Park

Christmas Fayre

25th November 2017

Our annual Fund raiser this year was held in bright sunshine but with a biting cold wind.  Supporters turned up in droves to enjoy refreshments and stalls in a warm and cosy hub. Trade was brisk resulting in a £513 boost to our funds signalling positive progress in 2018.
Many thanks are due to our Friends whose hard work makes this occasion a success.

Xmas Fayre
Xmas Fayre

22 October

On Sunday the Park was visited by youths on Motorbikes and a Quad bike causing concern to Parents with small children. The Police attended, spoke to those involved and the offenders moved on. This was not an isolated incident in the Halesowen area according to the Police. We therefore ask that all incidents of anti-social behaviour on the Park are reported to the Police via the 101 telephone service to ensure that they are logged and a pattern of behaviour built up so that action can be prioritised.


3 October

With the bowling season ended, a programme of work has begun to further improve the green in readiness for the 2018 season, starting with hollow tining.
This involved removing thousands of soil plugs from the green to reduce compaction and get fresh seed into the top layer. It was a big job that took nearly four hours work, made easier by having 19 volunteers turn up to help over the course of the session. With such a good turnout, at the same time the gutter was given a much needed weeding.

Hollow tining

Postscript
Two weeks later, the seed has germinated and the green is looking good after a cut. Over the winter months, it will be maintained every 2-4 weeks, cut at 10mm and treated as necessary for disease & moss suppression.

Oct update

29 September

The coffee afternoon we hosted in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support was well attended and a total of £224.49 was raised for this worthwhile charity. Many thanks to the cake makers and tea brewers who made this magnificent result possible.

McMillan
McMillan

Bowling Competition

Sept comp

On the first Saturday in September, the Tuesday/Thursday bowlers held their 2017 competition in warm sunshine. The friendly rivalry between the 12 bowlers attending resulted in Paul Hitchman coming out on top with Clive Hughes a worthy runner-up.
It was an occasion organised by bowlers for bowlers, which demonstrated a welcome independence among Huntingtree bowlers


Winter Programme

There are a range of activities taking place on the park. There's no need to pre-book, just turn up and join in!

TUESDAY  
09:15 to 09:45 Buggy push
9:30 to 11:30 Nurture Babies breast feeding support
10:30 to 11:30 Functional Fitness Adult Exercise
13:00 to 15:00 Friends of the Park Light Exercise & Socialise
WEDNESDAY  
09:00 to 10:00 Nifty Fifties Light Adult Exercise
14:00 and 15:00 Yoga with Clare Cornell £
15:30 to 16:30 Parent & Child Family Park Play (5-11yrs)
THURSDAY  
10:00 to 11:00 Health Walk (Short)
10:00 to 12:00 Health Walk (Long)
14:00 to 16:00 Babies & Toddlers Social Stay & Play
FRIDAY  
09:30 to 10:30 Functional Fitness Adult Exercise
11:00 to 12:00 Stretch and Tone Light Adult Exercise
15:30 to 16:30 Parent & Child Family Park Play (5-11yrs)
SATURDAY  
010:30 to 11:30 Kids Saturday Sports Club (7-11yrs)*
15:00 to 16:00 Parent & Child Family Park Play (5-11yrs)

£ = charges apply, please enquire

* Runs between 4 Nov and 9 Dec

Session Descriptions

Buggy Push - designed specifically for Mums with babies in pushchairs, giving mothers the opportunity to exercise and socialise.

Babies & Toddlers Social Stay & Play - A friendly session of coffee, biscuits and indoor toddler play.

New Year

Huntingtree Park

Huntingtree Park is situated in the residential area of Hasbury, a short distance from Halesowen Town Centre. The park occupies about 9 acres of land between Huntingtree Road and Thornhill Road opposite Huntingtree Primary School.

More details including a map are available on the Park page.

The Friends with the Green Flag Award

The Friends of Huntingtree Park group was formed in 2006 to improve the park and change its run down appearance. After a Consultation Day with local residents in 2008, a Masterplan of improvements was approved by Dudley MBC.
We believe that by making improvements to the park we will address anti-social behaviour, create a sense of community pride in the park and increase the number of people using the amenities.
We are a voluntary group who receive great support for our efforts from the local community, Dudley CVS, Dudley MBC and GreenCare.


Exercise & Socialise

Tuesday 1pm to 3pm

The Exercise & Socialise Group

The exercise and socialise group meet at 1pm for a short walk in and around the park returning for a welcome ‘cuppa’ and an opportunity to knit, sew and chat.
All age groups are welcome to join and will receive a warm welcome.


Health Walks

Thursday 10am

Enjoyable walks on a Thursday morning through the scenic, historic landscapes of Lutley, Uffmoor and adjacent localities.
Walkers follow the ups and downs of undulating terrain to maintain personal fitness whilst enjoying distant views and diversities of flora and wildlife.
Routes vary from week to week but most trails involve climbing over stiles and negotiating stretches of seasonal mud, puddles, boggy, rough or loose ground. Sensible footwear and clothing and a drink is essential.


Stretch and Tone

Friday 11:00am – 12noon

A session of gentle stretching and mobility exercises designed to enhance mobility, develop postural alignment, free up restrictions, rebalance muscles, improve core strength and reduce stress. Everyone welcome, have a chat, meet new people and have fun!


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