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July Teddy Bear Picnic

Sarah
parachute

The fun and games had to be held in the Hub as the weather was very showery. The morning session was attended by about thirty toddlers plus Teddies, and Moms and Dads.
Sarah led with an adventure story about Ted followed by games involving much animation, a parachute and an ingenious bubble machine. After snacks and cake had been eaten, a further story session about a dragon and more games rounded off an enjoyable event for children and adults alike.


2017 Bowling Trophy

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Winners

This years bowling competition was held in all shades of the English summer. Twenty two bowlers started play in sunny intervals, progressing through gentle showers until the final round between Brian North and Clive Hughes, when play had to be paused while bowlers and spectators squashed into the gazebo for a torrential downpour. Bowling resumed at 9 points each with Brian being the eventual winner of the Friends Trophy for 2017. Our thanks to Carl for his impeccable match organisation. The catering was as usual exemplary.


Charity Status

In late 2016 when a takeover of the bowling green came under consideration, the Friends committee recognised that it might be a good time to alter how the group was set up to get the right basis for taking on this extra responsibility. Meeting with Becky Picken of Dudley Council for Voluntary Service, we discussed appropriate legal structures that might offer group members more protection when their liabilities increased. After some consideration, members decided to set up Friends of Huntingtree Park as a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), which would give the benefits of charity status and a corporate structure that offers some legal protection.
The process involved developing a new constitution refining the group's charitable purposes so that the Charity Commission could accept our application. We were pleased when the Charity Commission confirmed in April that Friends of Huntingtree Park was now a CIO!


Summer 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  
07:15 to 08:15 Couch to 5K Running Training
09:15 to 09:45 Buggy push
10:00 to 12:00 Nurture Babies breast feeding support
10:00 to 14:00 Crown Green Bowls Novices & Improvers £
10:30 to 11:30 Functional Fitness Adult Exercise
13:00 to 15:00 Friends of the Park 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 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
17:00 to 19:00 Crown Green Bowls Open 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 Park Play (5-11yrs)
SATURDAY  
09:30 to 10:30 Couch to 5K Running Training
14:00 to 15:00 Family Play Time

£ = charges apply, please enquire

All sessions can be adapted by the activators to meet different fitness levels.

Session Descriptions

Park Play - A range of physical activities and games for children aged five to eleven during term time only.

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.

Couch to 5K - are 9 week courses starting in April.

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.


Bowling

Bowling Green

The bowling green has always been a popular facility. To learn about options for bowling, click PDF


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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