Welcome to the Friends of Somersall Park Website

Please click here to vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

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 November 23, 2017 21:52
We let our much loved cat out yesterday morning, Sunday 19th Nov, at 7am and we've not seen him since.... The kids are really upset and have said a prayer for him to come tonight before they went to bed ... He's really distinct having a bob tail. If you've seen him please post a message on here and share this message with your friends. We live on Netherfield rd, Somersall. Thanks for taking time to read my post!
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on November 23, 2017 18:27
Urgent. My black lab managed to run out the gate the the winds, last known location is Walton anyone sees her please try and catch her she's friendly got a collar with my number on it. I can't go running after her as iv got 2 kids t home with one sick. but other half has gone in car after her. Any new plz call 07772789374 x
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on November 22, 2017 18:00
Well that's it folks! Out of our hands now. Hopefully we've made it to the finalists 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Thank you to everyone who has voted & put in a lot of time & effort to make sure everyone else has voted. I don't think we could have done anymore! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Finalists announced 28th November 😀
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on November 22, 2017 17:57
Again thank you to everyone who supported the Aviva application. The support from the community has been amazing. But I especially wanted to thank the FOSP committee - we have a team of people who work really hard and not all of them are visible but without them we wouldn't exist. Hopefully we'll be one of the finalists. Irrespective of the outcome though we tried our very best. We're a determined bunch and we'll keep going :)
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