About the Friends

The Friends Of Harrow Weald started as a small group of resdents that began taking responsibility for our local park.  The team efforts have helped to transform the park into a vibrant area where people choose to spend their time.

Local residents interested in community and parks are at the heart of everything we do.

    • Joining up the dots between people and nature.
    • Improving health and well being
    • Reducing social isolation
    • Helping to encourage community cohesion
    • Supporting the fauna and flora
    • Educating people about our area and the natural environment
    • Working for financial and environmental sustainability
    • Having fun and relaxing with the local communities in the parks.

We are working towards creating carbon neutral, solar powered, plastic free parks, that are strengthened by a supporting hub of community groups.

Education:

Learning and training runs through everything we do.  Our projects create trainee opportunities for gardeners and other skills that are needed around the park.

Our online projects create a perfect opportunity for participants to learn IT and online skills.

Projects are carried out under the guidance of knowledgeable personnel, from gardeners to IT professionals, and provide a great starting point for increasing ability and skills.

All welcome:

Everyone is welcome to get involved.  We can all enjoy the fruits of nature.

The aim is to create an open area catering 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.  A place to enjoy events and sport and where people can develop respect for the environment.

Great results:

Keeping the park in good order, beyond the Council's statutory duties, will help to result in less littering, anti social behaviour and graffiti.  Park users are encouraged to care and to take responsibility for their space in the longer term.

Nothing we do would happen without your support.

Whether you donate time and volunteer, provide supplies, local business involvement, or money donations, together they all make what we do possible.

Together we are creating tomorrow’s parks today!

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Social marketing offers a great way to support local communities whilst providing your business with a host of marketing benefits

The Friends: Opensource community hub:

Community groups can get access to a free fully loaded webpage, with many useful features, tools and a community management suite!

The platform also offers solutions to problems we all face.

The Community group Open parks platform is designed to help build support groups around parks:

The Friends  charity shop

Our online charity shop was set up to help divert money to local parks and community groups, through sales.

The Friends working with stakeholders:

Local Councils

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Local businesses 

Local residents

Community groups

Our Objectives The Friends:

To treat all people equally, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or political, religious or other associations.  We aim  to bring community members together with the local authority, voluntary and other organisations, in an effort to advance education and to provide facilities for recreation and leisure in the interest of social welfare.    Our objective is to create a happier area with the same social advantages for all.