It is with great sadness we tell you that Raquel Kelvie passed away in Guildford Hospital recently after a short illness.
Raquel had been a Committee member and our Treasurer since the our inaugural meeting on October 1st 2009, over the years she had contributed so much in many ways. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.
Raquel's funeral will be at 11.45 in the Small Chapel at Sussex & Surrey Crematorium on Thursday 3rd October. No flowers please, but a contribution to a cancer charity of your choice if you should so wish.
Dates for your Diary . . . .
Our next Work Group date is Saturday :- 19 Oct. Meet in Broadfield House car park 10.00 as usual unless otherwise advised, see also our Work Groups page.
Our next Committee meeting is Tuesday 24 Sep. Venue Broadfield Community Centre, small hall. 19.30-21.00.
We try to set the meeting and work group dates to suit the majority of people wishing to attend. Unfortunately sometimes the dates do not suit everybody, we understand people have other work and family commitments but we do appreciate your time and support whenever it can be given. Thank you.
For more information about how you can get involved please contact us.
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. To find out more please visit their website here.
To contact them via email click here, you can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
A great big THANK YOU to all involved with work in the park to keep it clean and tidy for all to enjoy ! But we can always do with more help, so if you want to get involved why not pop along and see us at one of our work group days and find out what its all about, the excerise is good for you and you will help make that difference !.
For more information about how you can get involved please contact us. Thank you.
We need you !
The Friends of Broadfield Park are urgently seeking new volunteers to assist us and the Council Parks Dept in keeping the park clean and tidy. We meet monthly, weather permitting, on Saturday mornings between 10 and 12.30 (see dates at the top this page). We try to set the meeting and work group dates to suit the majority of people wishing to attend. Unfortunately sometimes the dates do not suit everybody, we understand people have other work and family commitments but we do appreciate your time and support whenever it can be given.
So, would you like to help keep Broadfield Park a place to enjoy, protect its wildlife, improve access to the park and help to keep it tidy ? If so, why dont you join the Friends of Broadfield Park ? Come along to the Public meetings or just pop along to one of our work group days, say hello, join in and find out what its all about. Thank you.
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.
Read more . . . .
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 and tell us what you think. You may even want to join us and help improve the park for others to enjoy.
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.
Whats new . . . .
We have a new section in the Park photo gallery called 'Nature'. See pictures taken in the park of the interesting wildlife that can be seen.
Would you like to . . . .
- Help keep Broadfield Park a place to enjoy ?
- Protect its wildlife ?
- Improve access to the park ?
- Help to keep it tidy ?