What is a friends group?
A friends group is made up of local residents and other interested parties who dedicate their time and knowledge to improve their local park or open space. Anyone can join a friends group, you don't need to live in the immediate area to be a member and it is up to you how much time you dedicate.
What do friends groups do?
Friends groups represent the local community and help the Clean, Safe and Green team by advising and determining what kinds of improvements could be made to the park or open space. They can help to gain funding for certain projects and most friends groups also get 'hands on' and help to carry out a range of activities. For example, bulb planting, vegetation clearance and clean up days. The list of possibilities is endless.
Why join a friends group?
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to join our friends groups or to establish new groups. By joining a friends group you can:
- help improve the park's appearance
- have a say in its facilities
- improve its biodiversity
- increase its safety
- meet new people
- get exercise and improve health and well-being
- make a positive contribution to your local area.
If you would like to join, set up or find out more about friends groups, please contact us.
Telephone: 01442 228000 and ask for Clean, Safe and Green.