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Visitors and regular users of Ford Park are often unaware that the day to day costs of maintaining the park from mowing the lawns, maintaining the playground and emptying the dog bins are bourne entirely by the charity. By launching the new membership programme we are hoping to raise awareness of the charity and its invaluable work, and gain the support of all those who utilise and enjoy Ford Park and its facilities.

Ford Park is a beautiful 9 acre park in the centre of Ulverston which is owned and managed by the registered charity Ford Park Community Group. A much-loved community resource and local amenity, Ford Park is managed by the group for the benefit of the community and visitors to Ulverston..

Over the last few years Ford Park has blossomed with the re-establishment of the Victorian kitchen garden, the development of the Coach House Café’ and Bistro and the installation of the natural playground.

Physical changes have gone hand in hand with the implementation of the charities remit to support the disadvantaged, and promote health, well-being and sustainable lifestyles through education, training and community events.

Many of the developments at Ford Park including its original purchase from the County Council have been funded by grants and fund-raising events but also by significant loans which we are now striving to repay.

If you would like to know what's happening at Ford Park, become a member and receive a range of benefits please contact Ali Alger on 01229 580666 to receive a pack of information and application form. Alternatively download the membership form by clicking the image below.

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Support for Proposed Development

Thursday 8 January 2015

Proposed development to secure the future of Ford Park:Information for members, friends & neighbours Summary of the plans Ford Park Community Group wants to build eight houses (two of them single storey) at the entrance to the park, near to Ford Park Crescent. The houses will cover a relatively small area of the parkland and will not affect the use of Ford Park as a resource for the whole community. Crucially, the income from this development will secure the future of Ford Park as a public amenity. If this modest development does not go ahead, the charity will be forced to wind up and the land will have to be sold. If this happens, there is a real risk that Ford Park will end up being a neglected eyesore, or that the whole park will be acquired as a site for development. This further information explains the detail of the plans, how they will affect the park and the neighbourhood, and why Ford Park needs your support to ensure its future as a place residents and visitors can enjoy for many years to come.Read More

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Ford Park Community Group Ford house, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP

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