Friends of Turn Moss (FoTM) was established in May 2018. We are all volunteers with a passion for Turn Moss and a vision to create a safe, well maintained, accessible and environmentally diverse recreational green space which serves the whole community.
We initially came together in early 2018, when we campaigned to halt plans which would have resulted in a sizeable area of Turn Moss being fenced off for a private football club. The campaign galvanised thousands of people and the many discussions it generated inform our list of priorities. Over the previous decade there had been very little investment in the site and improvements are now desperately needed.
We are an unincorporated voluntary association with a 16-strong committee, we meet regularly to discuss issues and plan events. We work alongside the landowner Trafford Council and their delivery partners, to ensure good maintenance and to improve Turn Moss for the benefit of the local teams and all other users. As a Friends Group we can apply for grants and fundraise to help bring positive change.
Sub-groups power the committee and focus on key areas to improve and maintain on Turn Moss – these are Sports and Recreation; Accessibility; Planting/Biodiversity/ Suds and Floodplain; Education, wellbeing and outreach; Future Legacy.
We have the largest reach of any Friends Group in Trafford (approximately 3000+ Facebook and Twitter). This provides a huge volunteer base and allows us to utilise social media, alongside conventional methods, to communicate and work with our local community.
You’ll receive our newsletter with updates on events and volunteer sessions. You can attend our AGM and influence how we work.
We will NEVER share your personal information.