Friends of Parks groups seeking new committee members

It’s safe to say the pandemic encouraged a lot of us to get in touch with our local areas more and explore our amazing green spaces. With plants and wildlife being able to flourish throughout lockdown, there was certainly no better time to get involved in observing and enhancing our natural environment. The numerous Friends of Parks we support carry out vital work to improve and promote their local parks by bringing in funding for initiatives, raising awareness and actively conserving green spaces. Now, your chance to join one of these amazing groups has risen! Below are a number of the current vacancies available at a few of the Friends of Parks groups along with their contact information:

 

Ham United Group (Ham, Ham Lands) – treasurer

Have you got two hours/month to spare and want to help Ham United Group by looking after our finances? Previous bookkeeping skills are an advantage but not necessary. You will need to have basic MS Excel skills Email us to express your interest in this crucial role. Please email info@hamunitedgroup.org.uk

Friends of Kneller Gardens (West Twickenham) – treasurer
The treasurer manages the funds coming into and being spent by the group, attends committee meetings and helps out in other ways. The role would ideally suit someone who uses Kneller Gardens in Twickenham. If you are interested in finding out more or applying, please email  knellergardens@yahoo.co.uk and groups@habitatsandheritage.org.uk  

Friends of Murray Park (Whitton) – dogs lead
The role is to link the group to the people who walk their dogs in the park and be a voice for them on the committee. The role would ideally suit someone who walks their dog/s in Murray Park in Whitton.  If you are interested in finding out more or applying, please email friendsofmurraypark@gmail.com  

Friends of Heathfield Rec and Environs (Heathfield in Whitton) – treasurer and secretary
The treasurer manages the funds coming into and being spent by the group, attends committee meetings and helps out in other ways. The secretary takes the minutes of the committee meetings and helps organise the committee meetings. Both roles would ideally suit people who use Heathfield Recreation ground in Whitton. If you are interested in finding out more or applying, please email friendsofheathfieldrec@gmail.com  

Friends of North Sheen Rec (Kew) – environment role or marketing/comms.
The environment role would help the committee device and undertake environmental projects, keep an eye on the species and habitats in the park and bring information to the committee. The marketing and comms role would help the group put out comms and engage and involve local schools. Both roles would ideally suit people who use North Sheen Recreation Ground in Kew. If you are interested in finding out more or applying, please email friendsnsr@gmail.com 

 

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