IMPORTANT. A message from our Chair :-
Firstly may I say that I hope you are all well and that, if you have had THE virus, it hasn't given you problems.
This email is to tell what's been going on during the last 18 months. We had hoped to restart the working parties last spring, but came across a problem. Those of you who attended Janet's last working party (before she retired), will know that she mentioned someone she thought would be her successor. Unfortunately last spring it came out that the parks department was being reorganised, and a decision about their future seems to have been delayed until after the election. Even then it was some time before we learned that Broadfield Park was no longer Tilgate's responsibility.
We have now met our new Council link officer, but he has a larger area to cover, a smaller team and won't be working on a Saturday, so we are trying to work out how to continue as before. Please note here that when we do restart the working parties, or arrange meetings, the details will be posted on the group's website, and on our Facebook group.
To come to decisions about our future we shall need to tell you in detail what's happened so we can discuss all the options, and then see what everyone else thinks is the way forward. As we never had our 2020 Annual Lunch, and are now going into the wet and cold months, it's been suggested maybe we should make our discussion a social event. No date has yet been decided, although the Toby Carvery has been mentioned, but we should like to know how you feel about this.
It would be much appreciated if you could let us know your views as soon as possible either via the contact us page or on our Facebook Group, we look forward to hearing from you.
Dates for your Diary
IMPORTANT. Please note :-
Following the Government guidelines concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), your Committee has taken the decision to POSTPONE meetings including our AGM. More information will be posted here when the situation becomes clearer.
Thank you for your support, take care, stay safe.
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 , or contact them via their contact us page, you can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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 ?