Friends of Victoria Park Stretford

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This is where you can have your say about the work we do for Victoria Park, and this website.

We’d love to hear from you…

Jon McGrath from Stretford wrote at November 19, 2012:
Just to let everyone at the park know, last weekend my son and his friend were in the park last weekend when they were approached by a group of young boys and worryingly a boy younger than my son (approx age 7-8) pulled a pen knife on them!

This is an alarming situation that all parents need to be aware of, also if the park has a specific police partner then it would be a good idea to pass this onto them!
Bee wrote at February 14, 2012:
I have a suggestion: Could a tree sapling be planted where the flower bed is, to the right of the main entrance from Victoria Rd? There used to be an Elm tree there until it succumbed to dutch elm disease.
I got the idea from "the Archers" , they planted an oak tree to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
sandra bright wrote at January 9, 2012:
After my fathers death in 2007, his sister came up north to visit and she took me for a tour around Stretford as my fathers family were born and raised at 113 school road Stretford. anyway, my grandad, William Bracegirdle, used to be a blacksmith, his smithy was, i believe, where the Stretford Mall stands now. My aunt took me to Victoria Park and showed me the huge black wrought iron gates before telling me my great grandad had made them. I was in awe, they are beautiful, assuming they are the original gates? The park is a beautiful area, very well cared for and whilst there my young son spent quite a while lovingly playing on the park. the park is a credit to everyone involved in maintaining it.
Hazel from Stretford wrote at March 14, 2011:
http://www.co-operative.coop/join-the-revolution/

I think that you should apply for this - you do so much for the local community and young people.
Charlotte Morgan and her Mummy wrote at October 30, 2010:
What an amazing event the launch party was, how lucky Victoria Park is to have the FOVPs, without ALL of your hard work and determination it would not be possible. We had a wonderful halloween night, the park looked truly stunning - keep up the hard work - it is fantastic.
Brian wrote at September 23, 2010:
Re: the 23 x 8' murals proposed for the under 5 area:-

I back onto the park in that area. The first I heard of these murals was when I just had a look at your website. There are several things that worry me:

I have a gate access onto the park. Will I still be able to use this? This has been present in excess of 20 years.

How close will the murals be placed to the existing boundary fences? Don't forget that there must be access to allow maintanence to be carried out.

With a solid new fence as proposed, has any thought been given to the hightened security
risk from burglary? Burglars will be totally hidden from view as they gain access to peoples gardens.

How high will these panels be? A reason I bought the property was because of the great view into the park. A large fence being placed there would decrease the value of my property.

I would appreciate a personal answer to my email address. I had to contact you using the guestbook as I could not find any email addresses to use.

Many thanks
Richard Allen wrote at August 29, 2010:
Just to say what a wonderful job you are all doing. I had a good look around during the Bat spotting night (in spite of it being dark!) and I have to say I have not seen the park looking so good- truly wonderful, thank you to you all.
John wrote at August 26, 2010:
What a really beautiful place to be, a little oasis. I can see that the work that’s been put in really has been worth it. Well done to all concerned and thank you.