The Friends of Greenhead Park was formed in 1993 to campaign for improvements to the park, which was beginning to show its age after over a hundred years! The group was also keen to make sure local residents and other people had a say in the future of the park.
There were inevitable frustrations because of the lack of resources to carry out the extensive restoration that was needed to bring the park back to its former glory. At last, however, the opportunity to bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund arose and things really started to move forward.
At a meeting in January 2007, a newly revitalised Friends group welcomed proposals for the regeneration of the park and the opportunity to lead community involvement and consultation on future plans.
It was agreed that the new Friends group would build on previous Friends’ work, providing opportunities for local residents and others with an interest in the future of the park to contribute their views on the restoration and supporting the sustained development of the park. The group was also keen to organise their own events and activities to complement the regular and established programme already running in the park.
Since then we have grown in numbers, playing an active role in the restoration project as well as working with the council and other partners on issues such as children’s play and activities, horticulture, sports facilities and promoting the history and heritage of Greenhead Park.
The more members we have, the stronger we are – so why not join us!