April 20, 2020

It's Cherry Blossom Time at Beckett Park - get up there soon before it fades and falls.  Our young double flowered wild cherries on the main path are stunning, and the 'Pink Perfection' at the gates is a picture.   

March 19, 2020

We are going ahead with our Woodland Trust tree planting on Saturday morning (21st March) 

We think any risk of infection from Covid 19 should be minimal.  Though the Council has cancelled all its own Ranger-led volunteer tasks until further notice, there is nothing to...

February 7, 2020

Do you love Beckett Park?  On Saturday morning, 15th February, come and help the Friends of Beckett Park plant 100 tree saplings.  We've been given them for free by OVO and the TCV, and they just need your help to put them in the ground.  They will help ensure the futu...

February 7, 2020

If you walk your dog in Batcliffe Wood, use it as a pleasant walk to Beckett Park, enjoy the bluebells in the spring, or just value the fact that it's there and enriching our lives - please come and help us improve the wood.  The next volunteer task is next Thursday (1...

January 20, 2020

Thanks to our helpers on Sunday - we built four benches in the meadow and put a new top on the rotten one in the middle of the park.  We hope to construct more in the future.  We hope you enjoy sitting on them and enjoying the views!

December 28, 2019


The park needs your help!  We have a busy programme of volunteer tasks coming up between January and March - bench building, sapling planting and tree planting in Beckett Park, and tidying up of the Queenswood Drive entrance to Batcliffe Wood. 

We can't manage without...

September 20, 2019

Join us this weekend for our Heritage Open Day walks round the university campus and the park.  We are conducting four walks - starting at the James Graham Building steps at 12.00 and 14.00 on Saturday and Sunday.  The walk includes a look inside the Grange, the histor...

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