Welcome to the Friends of Somersall Park Website

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 October 16, 2017 19:16
To get through to the Aviva Community Fund final (& try to win £25K towards our new play area) we need help. Competition will be fierce in this national scheme. We'll need to raise awareness and mobilise people to vote. Do we have any experts in our group who can advise us on how best to approach this? What are the best networks and communication channels for us to use etc etc? Any advice or guidance on how to plan & run this 'campaign' would be brill. Voting runs 24th Oct to 21st Nov. A reminder that our email address is friendsofsomersallpark@gmail.com. Thank you!
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on October 15, 2017 13:14
Anyone missing this dog? The phone number is ringing an abroad dialling tone
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on October 15, 2017 11:08
Playground currently out of action with both gates locked 😕
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on October 14, 2017 18:05
Hi. Sorry if I’ve missed this but I can’t find a map of where in the park the new facility will be?
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