Friends of the Park

Cuerden Valley Park / Friends of the Park

Who are we and what do we do?


The Friends of Cuerden Valley Park were established in 1995. We are committed to providing support to the Trust. Over the years we have raised many thousands of pounds which has been used to buy vehicles, bridges, computers and equipment for the Park. We also funded the glass panels on the Visitor Centre balcony. More recent purchases include long handled hedge trimmers, a mower and more recently a band saw.   Our on line Dog Show was a new fundraising initiative prompted by the limitations imposed by the Covid regulations which has proved very popular. This was specifically to raise funds to purchase a ride on tractor with mower attachment.

The Friends are an important forum for discussion about the future of the Park. We provide a voice for the local community to demonstrate how strongly we feel about this wonderful green space.  Many of our members are interested in the Park’s wildlife and report their sightings on our Facebook page.

The Friends committee is elected from the members annually at the Trust Annual General Meeting and meets regularly to discuss developments and make plans for the future. We are also involved in organising events and social gatherings.

Members of the Friends enjoy a close relationship with both the staff and Trustees. We are encouraged to be involved in discussions around development and implementation of projects.

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Bridge at Cuerden Valley Park

Joining the Friends

Every Friend becomes a member of the Cuerden Valley Park Trust with entitlement to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

You can join the Friends by completing an application form and paying £10 for an individual and £15 for a family for a one year membership.  Your support by joining helps safeguard the Park for future generations. The benefits include:

  • a 10% discount on hot & cold drinks in the Café
  • discounted tickets for events
  • a regular membership newsletter and email updates with news and volunteering opportunities.
  • exclusive guided walks in areas of the Park that are not open to the general public.

You can join the Friends by downloading the application form and returning it to the Membership Secretary.  Please remember to Gift Aid your subscription if you are a UK taxpayer.

For more information please email

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