About the Friends of Broadfield Park
At the inaugural meeting on October 1st 2009, around 25 people met in Broadfield Community Centre and heard about plans to improve the dam in the park and the work that will follow to improve the public areas. At the meeting, residents met Community Wardens, the Broadfield Police Community Support Officers and Crawley Borough Council officers who explained what improvement works will be taking place and how the council maintains its parks.
The then Assistant Parks Manager for Crawley Borough Council Alan Dixon, told the attendees 'this is going to be a large project and we are appealing for volunteers from the community to help. Although everyone is welcome to assist, we are expecting most of the volunteers to come via Broadfield, Tilgate and Pease Pottage'.
Everyone is welcome to get involved. The work will entail planting shrubs and doing general cleaning up of the park. It was suggested Thomas Bennett School might want to get some of the children involved, maybe as an after school activity, so they can look back when they are older and feel proud of their accomplishment.
Crawley Happy Times newspaper thought this is going to be a splendid project which we would encourage anyone to get involved in. It was a pleasure to attend a meeting with so many enthusiastic and caring individuals who really want to make a difference in the community they live in. Some of the attendees are dog walkers and happily take a litter grabber and bin liners with them, placing all the rubbish they come across in black bin liners which are then placed at pick up points for the council workers to grab on their rounds. How brilliant! Great work . . . .
A message from our Committee :-
'The 'Friends' have been involved in Broadfield Park for around 10 years, during the past 5 years or so, we have benefitted from the help and encouragement of the Council's Parks Officer Janet Rose.
Janet's channelling of our enthusiasm to hack and burn has resulted in a Park to be proud of. Janet retired at the end of September (2020) and we will surely miss her, we thank her for all her support and guidance over the years and wish her well in her retirement.
Although the formation of the Friends of Broadfield Park was the idea of Broadfield South Ward Councillors, it is a resident-led group which has a formal committee.
Chairperson :- Peta Ward.
Secretary :- Alan Quirk.
Treasurer :- Vacancy.
Website/Facebook :- Martin Ecott.
To email us please use our contact form to get in touch. Thanks.
Please remember we are all volunteers and some have full time occupations and a family life, therefore you may not get an immediate response.