Friends of the Park
(Vassals / Oldbury Court)
Anyone who loves the park is a Friend
The park belongs to everyone. We want to:
Learn about and share our park
Look after the park
Celebrate the past, present and future
Preserve, protect and improve the park
Make the most of the park
Who are we?
What do we do?
Although the Friends love our local park, there are many improvements we’d like to see. In the face of ongoing cuts to local authorities’ parks departments, services and maintenance have been steadily reduced to a minimum. We are doing what we can to help improve things by:
Contacting, meeting with and lobbying our local council and political representatives
Researching local needs and helping develop plans for the park, alongside other local groups and organisations
Fundraising for specific projects
Practical, hands-on work-parties to help clear undergrowth and improve condition and accessibility, as well as regular litter – picks around the park
Learning about the park – it’s histories, wildlife, ecology – and trying to share this through our website and (in the future, funding permitting) information boards for park users
Enabling, subsidising or sometimes running other activities in the park, such as guided walks , arts projects or other youth and community activities
How can you join?
Other ways to support the group
Please get in touch using the contact form.