Blackley Forest

The Friends Group

 
STOP PRESS
In October we  thought we had been awarded a Silver Gilt award for this year's Blackley In Bloom. BUT a mistake was made in the marking. We have in fact won ANOTHER GOLD!!!!

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The Friends of Blackley Forest help to look after the forest and organize events and activities.

Manchester City Council is responsible for the overall management of the forest.
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Monthly Meetings
Everyone is welcome to join us at our Friends meetings, which are held at 7pm on the second Thursday in the month at:

 Glenbrook Hall
Glenbrook Road, Manchester M9 0PQ
 (The entrance to Glenbrook Road is opposite the Victoria Avenue entrance to the forest)

Next date: 
Thursday 8 January 
at 7 pm
 
Everyone welcome!
Please note there is no December meeting!


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Award Winning Team!


Want to Join Us?
Call Dot on 0161 795 0900



                                                                
                                      


                                                    
The 
Friends of Blackley Forest

Welcome to our local nature reserve in Blackley, North Manchester

                                                               Photo: Dot Keller

Blackley Forest 
is situated in Higher Blackley, bordered to the east by Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium, the west by the River Irk, the north by Victoria Avenue and the South by Blackley New Road.

Click here for maps and location


                                                           Photo: Sarah Griffiths

Help to publicize Blackley Forest by sharing this website!
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 News & Events
                
                                 
  Photo: Sarah Griffiths

Remembrance Day  
         Pupils from Bowker Vale Primary School paid their respects at 11am on November 11th.


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Manchester Garden Wildlife Survey

Please can you help with a survey about gardens and wildlife.  This is part of a gardening for wildlife project for Manchester University and Manchester City Council.

It will take about 10 minutes to complete, is very easy, and you only have to select relevant boxes to answer the questions. 

You can access the survey here:
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Keep Fit in the Forest!

Download our information sheet "Keeping fit for action days" to help you to prepare for working in the forest or gardening in your own back yard.

The next HEALTH WALK
 is on Monday 12 January at 2 pm.  Meet at the Victoria Avenue entrance.


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We also have special VOLUNTEERING days - everyone welcome to come and help!
 
     Click here for details of all our events!                                
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