News Update - a message
Those of you who were able to attend our last working party in September, will know that we were told then that we could only do litter picking on that day and at all future meetings. Since then we have emailed a number of people within the Council, and have finally learnt that CBC have to make severe cut backs and have no staff or budget to continue to support the group. We have tried, very hard, to change their decision but it is impossible at present.
We have therefore, and with great sadness, come to the conclusion that the only thing to do is to mothball the group until such time as the Council decision can be reversed. We say mothballed because the reversal is unlikely to happen for at least a year or three.
As my husband was involved with the original set up in 2009, this is a great personal sadness for me, but looking back I think this has been on the cards for longer than the Covid pandemic so our decision is the right one.
With kind regards
Peta. Chair FoBP
A great big THANK YOU to all involved with work in the park to keep it clean and tidy for all to enjoy !
Talk Broadfield is a local community group that gives residents of Broadfield the opportunity to meet and enhance life in their neighbourhood. Group members are all volunteers. Meetings take place 3 times a year at Broadfield Community Centre, RH11 9BA. They have guest speakers from other groups like Neighbourhood watch and there are normally Councillors who represent our area in attendance.
Find out more, follow or contact them via their Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Situated in Crawley, West Sussex just across the A23 from the K2 Leisure Centre and Tilgate Park. Broadfield Park is set in the grounds of Broadfield House, a Grade II Listed Building dating back to 1830. The parkland around the house comprises an attractive mix of landscaped lawns and a variety of ponds and meadows.
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Broadfield Park is owned by Crawley Borough Council and is designated as a Nature Reserve, they do their best to deter any vandalism, unsavoury visitors and the dumping of waste. The park is changing, and is becoming a more friendly public open space due to the efforts of the Friends of Broadfield Park, Crawley Borough Council Parks department and Gatwick Green Space. If you have not visited the park recently, why not take a trip there, look around enjoy the nature.
Broadfield Park is part of The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, operated by Fields in Trust, a campaign to protect outdoor recreational spaces in communities all cross the country as a permanent living legacy of The Queens Diamond Jubilee. Six outdoor spaces in Crawley were chosen to become part of the scheme one for each decade of the Queens reign.
PLEASE NOTE :- We would always urge anyone who sees any undesirable activity going on in the park to contact one or the other of these services.
CBC Community Wardens : (7.30am to 10pm) 07884 492324
Police non emergency number : 101, more details here.
If you have any enquiries or concerns about the park, please contact Crawley Borough Council directly here.Their contact centre is open from 8.30am to 5pm for calls, on 01293 438000. Or visit the Councils parks and gardens page here.