RSPB Survey

Th e RSPB came to Ropner Park on Sunday 8th. January and presented a very interesting stall. One of the projects that they are publicising is the BIG Garden watchin which people are asked to spend an hour on the weekend of 28th. – 30th. January and count the birds in their garden. The results help to find which birds are declining so that action can be taken. Have a look at the website on   rspb.org.uk/birdwatchhowto  to find out

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Space for trees, Sat. 21st. Jan 1.00

  Before Yuri Gagarin left Earth and became the first human being in space, he planted a tree at the site he would launch from. Since 1961 hundreds of astronauts from all over the world have followed this tradition and planted a tree in the same place. Inspired by this long standing tradition, artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent are replicating this ceremony in Ropner Park, along with community groups and primary schools in Stockton. The event will sit within

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Cormorants on Ropner Park Lake

Mid November and a number of cormorants are enjoying fishing and showing off at the lake and on the islands. Here are some images.

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What a Wheeze fun run

A fun run in aid of research into Asthma sas held in Ropner Park on Sunday 18th. December. Here are some images from last year`s run.  

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Christmas fair

There was a very good turn out for the FoRP Christmas fair. The music from the Old Glory Jazz Band was lively and appropriate while many joined in the singing of the Christmas carols with the choir of St. Peter`s church. Here are some of the scenes of the day.    

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Ceilidh

Thanks to everyone who helped and participated in the FoRP Ceilidh. A good night was had by all and almost £300 was added to the FoRP kitty. Fund raising events such as this help to promote other events and improvements in Ropner Park. Future Fund Raisers Please contact us if you have a good idea for raising funds in 2017. Meanwhile here are a couple of Ceilidh photos.

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Christmas Lunches 2016

Sorry! Christmas lunches are now finished for 2016. Everyone who came was impressed by the quality and the price. Put this in your diary for 2017, and just to start your mouth watering, have a look at the 2016 menu.  

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Autumn Fair

  It was a beautiful with lots of attractions but we were disappointed at the number of people who came. Was tt down to    1) Poor advertising (posters etc.}   2) Other local attractions     3)  The wrong theme   4) Other reasons We`d love to get your opinions so that we can improve our events. Please tell us your thoughts…..the good and the bad …..contact     forpchairman@talktalk.net  Autumn Fair Photos                  

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Eid Fusion Festival 2017

The 4th.  Eid Fusion Festival will be held in Ropner Park from 12.00 – 5,00. on Sunday July 2nd. 2017 The event is organised by the Friends of Ropner Park and the Community Welfare Trust with the help of Stockton Council.

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Bandstand Concerts

Forp has organised and paid for concerts on the Ropner Park bandstand every Sunday afternoon from June to August. The concert season in 2016 was due to end at the end of August but thanks to the generosity of two concert goers who have provided extra funding, we were able to stage two concerts in September. The programme for concerts in 2017 will be available in the spring.  

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