If you’re a budding gardener and you would like to get involved in the new Burrs Gardening Club then please email and let the group know burrsgardengroup@yahoo.com. They will meet on Tuesday afternoons.


Friends of Burrs invite you to join the Great British Spring Clean – Sunday 14th April at 2pm. Further details below:


The Friends of Burrs are organising a Litter Pick to smarten up our Burrs Country Park for the Spring and would like to invite you all to take part. The group will meet up at the Wheel Sculpture car park at 2.00pm on Sunday 10th March and then split up into groups to tackle different areas. They will finish at 3.30pm at the Council barn on Stocks Street.

Anyone volunteering to take part should wear suitable clothing and footwear – gardening gloves would be a good too. If you have a picker, please bring it with you but they do have spares you can borrow. They will supply the rubbish bags.

Poster for the event below. Please do take part as the more the merrier. 🙂


We are delighted to announce that the Friends of Burrs were awarded £1000 for the Gardening Project at The Pitch event and we look forward to seeing what happens when they get the project up and running!

Other winners included Borough of Bury Veterans Association, Bury2gether, Elton Cricket Club, St Stephen’s Community Drama, People’s Voice Brandleholme Community Group, Bolton Road Methodist Church Fun Day, Fusilier Court Garden Committee, Ellton All Saints Operatic Society, Fusilier Court Residents Association and Fusilier Court Social Activies Committee.


The Friends of Burrs Country Park group is applying for a grant to kick-start a brilliant community garden project. If you’d like to support the group in their bid to get funding, then please go along to The Pitch event taking place on 2nd March! Details below:


Please see details of The Pitch – Bury West Community Funding Event below. Do go along and find out about the fantastic work that volunteer groups are doing in Bury West and then vote for your favourite.


Just a little reminder of some of the activities that take place at Burrs Country Park in Bury. If you like the water, take a look at http://www.burycanoekayakclub.co.uk/  based at Burrs. You can get in touch with them anytime and in the Summer months they meet from 4.30pm onwards on a Sunday evening on the training pond or the River Irwell. The training pond is due some improvements soon too, so we’ll keep you updated on how that goes.


A big well done to East Lancashire Railway –  a really impressive 10 years and a model in how to run

and self-manage with a core of dedicated volunteers. Check out Page 9 with a specific reference to

Burrs. Here’s to another 10!


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Hi all,

Some really significant progress has been made by Friends of Burrs Country Park last week. They are now a fully constituted group! This means that they are able to apply for funding to help tackle some of the priorities the users of Burrs have identified as issues. Priorities such as improving footpaths and making the most of the heritage there. Well done to everyone who signed up to a role. The group really has come a long way from 4 members to over 40 at the last meeting. Let’s keep the momentum going!


If anyone wants to help the Friend of Burrs with the Burrs Balsam Bash – please see details below. The group are hoping to stop the spread of Himalayan Balsam, a non-native species that is threatening the Country Park. There will be 2 Sessions:

1st Session  

Date And Time –  Sunday 8th July  2pm – 4pm

Meeting Place  –  The Stock Street Car Park, by the Wheel Sculpture, Burrs Country Park

2nd Session

Date and Time  –  Tuesday 10th July  10am – 2pm

Meeting Place   –  Chimney Car Park, Burrs Country Park

The 2nd session will be led by the Bury Voluntary Rangers.

Please wear long trousers, long sleeved tops and sturdy shoes as you may be working amongst nettles.  Gloves are available, or you may wish to bring your own.


A lovely walk in Burrs, followed by tea and gorgeous chocolate cake at The Lamppost Cafe. Such a brilliant addition to Burrs, do pop in if you get the chance. You can sit in the sun, or get some shade inside. Dogs are welcome too – with plenty of cold water bowls available to cool pups down on a hot day. Looking forward to going back and trying more of the menu – not just the cakes!



Look out for the new ‘Friends of Burrs’ Logo!


Please find attached the minutes from the last ‘Friends of Burrs’ meeting:

Minutes of the Friends of Burrs meeting held on Thursday 15th of March V.._


Just a quick update from Project Z Parkour. They run an increasingly popular parkour session at Burrs Country Park which we thought we would share with you.

May Half Term Classes

Tuesday 29th May

Burrs Country Park

10:00 – 15:00 for all ages

Thursday 31st May

Burrs Country Park

10:00 – 15:00 for all ages

For more information, contact:



Hey there – just pointing out the TripAdvisor page for Burrs Country Park. Check it out, give it a visit. Literally, give it a visit maybe using the East Lancashire Railway station between Rawtenstall and Bury – there’s a great day out to be had there. 🙂

TripAdvisor Burrs Country Park


Congratulations to all the volunteers taking part in the huge litter-pick at Burrs Country Park. Their hard work has given the park a wonderful spring clean, and it’s also got them a well deserved mention in the Bury Times!



Friends of Burrs Country and Brandlesholme Residents Association are holding a litter pick on Burrs tomorrow – Sunday 15th April. All volunteers are welcome. Please meet at the car park by the wheel sculpture at 2pm. Please click here for more details.

Litter Pick 15 April 2018


Hi there as discussed at the last meeting group members have took it on themselves to create a Facebook page called Friends of Burrs Country Park – please see further info below. Thumbs up!

Hello 😊

As someone who has shown an interest in Burrs Country Park, I thought you would like to know that I have set up a Facebook page called Friends of Burrs Country Park to get people who are interested in the future of Burrs together. We are a group of local residents and park users who want to help improve Burrs. Please join us and help to make Burrs a beautiful space and an attractive place for people to visit.

Please visit the page and join us.



Hi all – hows it going? Just keeping you up to date on progress with the Heritage Lottery Resilient Fund. The bid is now submitted! We did this just before the meeting on the 15.03.18. Cross everything you have and watch this space for an update in around 10 weeks.


Following the Expression Of Interest we submitted earlier this month we visited Heritage Lottery Fund offices to discuss ideas for Burrs Countryside Park further. The meeting with Louise and Sophie was really quite positive and we have come away with a better idea of how we should shape the final submission. Of course we will be meeting you all again over the next month or two to share in more detail but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any uestions in the meantime. Thanks.


We are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with Bury Metropolitan Borough Council and East Lancashire Railway in the development and improvement of Burrs Country Park. Using the Burrs Country Park Strategy 2015 – 2029 as a foundation we are starting to identify priorities and sources of funding which will lead to the improvements within this document. As the programme of work develops and leads to physical improvements on the ground we will be looking for a steer from local residents and users of Burrs Country Park. If you would be interested in getting involved in any aspect or would simply like to know what’s going on in terms of progress, physical improvements community involvement opportunities please book mark this page and or contact us through this page at any time. Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

Here is a link to the strategy if you would like to find out more.


Great insight to the Irwell Sculpture trail – some very impressive pieces!