To assist Friends groups to return to undertaking volunteer tasks, we share some examples of newly written COVID-19 specific guidelines, drawn up to help keep everyone safe. We hope by sharing these, it helps to achieve a best practice standard and avoid the time-consuming repetition of each Group having to create their own guidelines from scratch.
As the UK tries to contain the coronavirus pandemic and our lives have been turned upside down, we are all trying to find our own “new normal”. These lockdown rules have meant Friends groups across the country are having to hastily re-think how they can operate. Here we share examples from other Friends groups who are finding ways to still remain very effective ambassadors for their sites.
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.