Friends of Dainewell Park (FODP)


Access via Hornbeam Close or Elmwood, Sale. M33. Car parking only available at the Hornbeam entrance.

The Friends of Dainewell Park (FODP) group was created in 2011 and formally constituted in February 2012 to develop and improve the park for the benefit of the neighbourhood. Our objectives include:

Engaging widely with stakeholders in the community (residents, local businesses, schools, agencies) to develop a plan of agreed improvements to the park

Implementing those improvements as funding becomes available

Organising events and activities which all members of our local community can participate in.

Consultation with residents, schools, people who use the park and those whose homes surround the park, has been, and remains, very important to the Friends Committee.  The initial high level plans for the park were presented at a public meeting in February 2012 and have been refreshed and communicated since that date via regular emails, social media communications and meetings and events which have been held on or near the park. 

Ensuring access to the park, and its facilities, for all members of our local community is a priority for the Committee and to facilitate this, we have worked with a school (Manor Academy) which adjoins the park.  Its pupils are all children with special education needs (SEN).  Previous joint initiatives include (for example) a maze, which the children designed, and an intensive sporting programme, led by FODP and Manor Academy, which saw children with SEN enjoying sporting activities (such as lacrosse, running, basketball, rounders, football, etc) with mainstream pupils from a number of other local schools

Images of Dainewell Park


Rob Chilton – Chair

Barbara Blaber – Treasurer

Dan Bunting – Secretary


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