The goal is to create a Smart Park, an open space that can caters for the needs of many people by providing, as well as a quiet and reflective place, a happy and welcoming environment to share with the group, to enjoy events and sport and where people can develop respect for the environment.
By keeping the park in good order, adding smart ideas and technology, we hope that less littering and graffiti will occur and park users will be encouraged to care for their space.
We have teaching and learning running alongside all our activities.
SOME OF OUR PRINCIPLES.
Use what is there and enhance
Take account of park users, bugs, insects, wildlife and neighbours
Make it attractive, informative and interactive
Work with the local people to make it happen
Make the use of free resources.
Have a management plan which is simple, and agreed between bugs, insects, wildlife, users and Council.
Make it fit in with our goals and vision, we are already involving other groups.
FUNDS RAISED SO FAR
Together as a community we have held several events throughout 2018/19, local supermarkets and businesses has provided support and in early 2019 we successfully applied for and received a further grant to facilitate some of our plans and goals.
ARE YOU A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE
Each year we hold several community events, work on projects around the park and area, adding new features in the whilst also creating and helping the existing wildlife areas and much more.
We are a very embracing group of people who would like find ways to work with you.
Could your business contribute to a healthy, green and sustainable Park and surrounding area by supporting us.
You might invest in our work financially, by providing volunteer help on projects or in the office, maybe you can support us by providing much needed material and expertise.
We have some interesting ideas that require further funds, these special projects will offer your business valuable community exposure.
ARE YOU A LOCAL RESIDENT?
This is your park, we have many different longer term community projects you might like to help support,
Maybe you have some materials in your garage or garden we can use or sell with proceeds going towards projects.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS WE HAVE GOING ON
Gate locking team
Regular Litter Picking
Wildlife adventures for children and young people
Several FREE community summer events
Crime and antisocial behaviour group
Connecting up with other local groups
Opened discussions with the Council
Build a Harrow Weald Nature Heroes group in conjunction with harrowparks Forum and Simon Braidman Started
Connected with local cub and scout groups to teach and learn about and care for the wildlife and plant life
Holding regular well attended meetings
Enjoyed several Breakfast Not in Bed @10 Sunday mornings
WELL BEING IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO:
Health and well being
Joining the dots between the well being of our parks wildlife and having fun with the locals in the park.
It is our aim to to work with and work for the community of Harrow Weald helping and improving where possible.
PROFESSIONAL HELP AND ADVICE
It is our aim to employ professional advice only when the friends lack professional knowledge or skill sets in specific areas required.
SUSTAINABILITY ONGOING COSTS AN UPKEEP
It is our goal to create a dedicated volunteer gardening crew that will look after the areas we create, to do this will involve costs. It is our intention to use profits from the café and sponsorship opportunities to enable a safe financial footing ongoing.
EDUCATION IS CORE TO EVERYTHING WE DO
Once the projects are in place it our intention to use the grounds to teach and educate, we also intend to employ a trainee gardener which will help prepare these people for future full time employment in this field. The education from the older more mature but young at heart volunteers can empower the younger people with invaluable knowledge. we have teaching and learning running alongside all our activities.
BECOME A SUPPORTER?
CAN YOU HELP?
SUPPORT WITH DONATION!
ORE WE CAN ACHIEVE WITH THE HELP OF SOME MORE FRIENDS AND SPONSORS.