Friends groups aim to protect, promote and improve their public green space, but there are also other specific user groups (community ’stakeholders’) who use the site. Their views also matter. Learn how to engage and work effectively together.
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.
Edgbaston Reservoir is a 70-acre site, situated in Ladywood, less than two miles from the City centre. It is a designated Local Nature Reserve and a site of historic importance. The group are keen to guard against any developments which could be detrimental to the whole ethos of a very special place.
What does a strong and diverse Friends group look like and why is it important?
What does empowerment in green spaces look like?
The benefits of community involvement in the provision of services, including the management and improvement of parks and green spaces, is proven and well known.