About the Friends

Join Friends of Blakers Park

The Friends began in 1989 as a community group to protect the park from a specific threat – the proposal to lay a hard surface over the southernmost area and “condense” the playground. A well-organised campaign prevented it from happening and the area is now the extremely popular children’s playground.From that enthusiastic launch, the Friends has grown into a local institution, focused on enhancing the park.

What we do

  • We chivvy and work with the Council to keep the park up to scratch.
  • We improve the park through our planting programme.
  • We put on community events.
  • We support neighbourhood organisations and community groups that wish to use the park.

There is a committee of volunteers and everyone who has good ideas and wants to help is welcome to get involved. Membership is open to all and is ridiculously affordable at £3 a year.


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