Welcome to the Friends of Somersall Park Website

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The Friends of Somersall Park Group is a recently established, volunteer run Community group. We aim to bring the local people together to improve, maintain and better utilise this wonderful space.

The park is beautiful but has the potential to offer so much more. With over 400 members and an extended committee of 30 volunteers it really feels the local community is coming together to create positive change.

Our key priorities are
  • To apply for funding grants to replace the tired and dangerous play area with exciting new equipment
  • To work with the local council, police and community to reduce key issues such as littering, dog fouling and antisocial behaviour
  • To arrange events that bring people together and increase utilisation of the park
  • To preserve the natural country park feel and help with necessary general maintenance, for example bins, seating, paths, shrubbery etc
  • To utilise volunteers and encourage the local people to take ownership
  • To act as guardians of the park – safeguarding its natural beauty for generations to come

With this in mind, we are keen to engage with all sections of the community – working with local schools, Churches, youth groups and businesses to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere in the park.

Council money is short for projects such as this, but Friends Groups can access money that the local council can’t. We will be able to follow in the footsteps of other hugely successful local Friends Groups and secure grants large and small to use as stepping stones towards achieving our goals.

We welcome new members enthusiastically and are keen to hear from all points of view. We are at all times considerate and conscientious. We are mindful of local residents,familes, dog walkers, children and teens – and all of our plans compliment the natural, country park environment.

on December 13, 2017 12:59
Just a tiny warning, when coming onto the park from the car park area be careful it is rather slippery under foot, unfortunately the ice caught me out this morning but all is okay! Just thought I would let people know :).
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Susan Harries shared Chapel House Veterinary Practice's post to the group: Somersall Park Friends.
on December 12, 2017 21:54
Does anyone know of someone missing a black cat.
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on December 12, 2017 17:56
Lost a bank card just wondering if anyone has picked it up
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on December 12, 2017 09:08
A night walk through the park - all peace and quiet.
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