The Friends of Woodford Park (FoWP) are a group of volunteers who have come together to help improve Woodford Park.
Their first project was to create the flower bed near the War Memorial, celebrating late Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. The official opening was performed by local MP the Rt Hon Theresa May in June 2016. ‘RHS Britain in Bloom’ recognised their community involvement in gardening achievement with awards in 2016 and 2017.
If you are interested in joining the group or would like to learn more, you can find more information on their Facebook page, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or call David Provins on 0118 969 3698.
Everyone is welcome, whatever their age, ability or availability. The group are a friendly bunch and it is a great way to meet local people and look after the park. You can contribute idea, do some gardening, encourage wildlife, or even become a volunteer park warden. There are always opportunities to enhance your CV, give you exercise, learn new skills or pass on your knowledge and experience.
The group have short, bi-monthly, evening meetings at the Oakwood Centre, and meet up whenever needed for specific tasks. This can be during the day, at weekends, or in the evening, so there is bound to be a time that works with you.