Having key policy documents agreed is important for Friends Groups. This article shares six useful examples which you can download for free.
The local community wanted to improve Latchmere Rec in Kingston. Find out how they engaged with residents and local groups to make sure all users of the site had a say in how it was improved.
Sometimes is isn’t possible to have a group discussion or hold a meeting face-to-face, in those situations what else can we do? There are now a multitude of ways to keep in touch, hold a discussion or make decisions remotely and many of these are free.
This ‘PASSPORT TO SUCCESS’ is an excellent list of key aims for green space volunteer groups to aim for, with thanks to Nesta UK Persistence don’t give up – have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and have passion for it tooAdvocacy – maintain independence – speak up for all the different […]
Here are some methods Friends groups are using to promote themselves and their parks, based on a recent discussion held by London Friends of Green Spaces Network.
A collaboration of people who want to protect and improve their local green spaces in Sussex. Working in partnerships and collaboratively, volunteers come together to enhance their parks and open spaces for people and wildlife.
SGOSF is an umbrella organisation that aims to give a collective voice to volunteers who are working on green and open spaces in the city of Sunderland. This includes parks, allotments, heritage sites, watercourses, community gardens and any other ‘green’ or ‘blue’ spaces.
1) How and when did you come together and form an area forum? Our forum, the Adur and Worthing Green Spaces Partnership, now known as Green Tides, was initially started and supported by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). It was started in the summer of 2015 and constituted in August 2017. We work collaboratively, sharing ideas, […]
1) How and when did you come together and form an area forum? The Forum was established in late 2017 following a number of different ‘green ‘ initiatives (Community University Partnership Project; CityParks’ Rangers campaign and the B&H City in Bloom driven VACOS project). It became apparent that there was lots of good work going […]
Effective partnerships – between on one hand Friends and community groups and on the other hand site landowners and managers – ensure that both parties understand and try to meet each other’s needs. This is not always easy! It can take several years of working together before a good partnership can be created. But Friends […]