Call for groups to join Friends of Thurrock Parks

Published: 27 March 2019

Community groups across the borough are being invited to join a network of "Friends of" park groups and others to help improve Thurrock's parks and open spaces. Friends of Thurrock Parks, has grown from the success of Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope and through the alliance they have made with five other groups across the borough.

Rob Groves, CEO of Friends of Hardie Park explained, "Everyone with an interest in parks is invited to get in touch, you don't need to be an established "Friends" group, you could be a Residents Association or a local forum with an interest in a particular park or green space, in fact you don't even need to be part of a group, individuals can get involved too."

Teresa Webster, from Friends of Aveley Parks added, "We have only recently formed as a group, organising a few litter picks, but we feel that teaming up with others across the borough will help us speak with one voice, to improve and protect these vital public spaces"

To get involved, please email info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk or call Rob Groves on 07803 295374 – they plan to host their first gathering in the spring.