Friends of Thanckes Park Friends of Thanckes Park



About the Friends

The Friends of Thanckes Park was constituted in Spring 2010 with the aim of furthering the social, economic and environmental public benefit of the park; and to support the owners of Thanckes Park (Cornwall Council) in the renovation, development and maintenance of the park, as an amenity for local people and to stimulate interest in its historic and heritage value, through a variety of events and activities.

The efforts of the Friends are coordinated by the Management Committee, which meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months in the Torpoint Council Chambers. This venue is provided rent-free by Torpoint Town Council, a kind gesture for which Torpoint Town Council have our thanks.

About the Park

Thanckes Park is situated on the outskirts of the Torpoint old town. It slopes down from the A374 to the foreshore at Thanckes Lake with Thanckes RN fuel depot to the North and the southern side being bordered by housing and allottments. Within the park are the local bowling and tennis clubs, a children's swing park, a skateboarding venu, and open areas popular with dog-walkers. There is also a tranquil, walled garden, called the Benodet Friendship Garden, that was opened in September 2009. This has a roofed stage with provision for lighting and amplification. The garden also has a bar/kiosk this is usually open during events held in the garden. Further towards the foreshore is the remains of the old quarry that once provided roofing slate for the area.


Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Thanckes Park will be held on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, York Road, Torpoint.

This is your opportunity to have your say on the wonderful facility that is Thanckes Park. Your support is needed if the Friends are to make any headway on making improvements to the park. Don't accept the status quo because together we can make a difference! Sitting back & doing nothing is not an option if you truly wish to preserve our town's heritage. Only by concerted effort can we take our projects forward.

All are welcome. If you're not already a member, you can join at the AGM. We desperately need volunteers to serve on the Committee if the Friends of Thanckes Park are to continue, so please consider volunteering.

Please make the effort to come along and offer your support -- your park needs you today more than ever before!

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