Tuesday 13th February 2024 7pm
Courland Grove Baptist Church Hall
& Zoom. A link will be shared nearer the time.
The elected positions are: 4 executive roles and 8 committee members.
They are all Volunteer roles. They will be voted on at the AGM.
If you would like to stand for a role, or vote, you must have up to date annual membership, by the end of Tuesday 6th February 2024.
This membership will be valid for one year, or until the next AGM.
Please email email@example.com for the bank details to do this. Or pay by paypal directly by clicking the donate button on the website homepage www.friendsoflarkhallpark.org.uk
If you do this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & put "membership payment" in the subject line.
Every candidate for election shall be proposed and seconded by at least two separate Members and shall have consented to nomination.
The roles are:
Chair - Ben Rymer - would like to stand again
Vice-chair & Membership Secretary - available
Treasurer - Gareth Davison - would like to stand again
Secretary - Nickie Bell / available for role share, or if anyone else would like to take it over
Eight committee members
The roles of Social Media/Comms, Newsletter editor, and Outreach volunteer are also available for Committee Members, or ordinary members.
Separately, the Friends of Larkhall Park is looking for a Member to represent them at the Larkhall Park Partnership Board, if anyone would like to consider this role.
Following the AGM there will be a regular Friends meeting to deal with current issues and projects in the park.
Asbestos update 1.12.2023
Remediation work has been carried out by replacing contaminated soil with fresh earth, where it was disturbed in the trench that was dug to replace cabling, now behind the Heras fencing. This is in two areas - along the path by the all-weather football pitch, and along Priory Grove.
This has been sown with fresh grass seed, the heras fencing removed, and replaced by low level plastic fencing (as round the bed by The Surprise pub), until it has grown.
A new quote is also being requested, to do further testing on the main grass football pitch, flower beds and other areas, to see how widespread the problem is. The Friends of Larkhall Park are keen to get planting again.
Asbestos update 15.06.2023
Whilst digging channels for cabling, last autumn, small pieces of asbestos were found. Work was stopped immediately, and Heras fencing put around the disturbed ground. This is by the MUGA football pitch, and near Priory Grove.
Subsequently, an asbestos ground survey has confirmed the occasional presence of asbestos material can be found at depth under the ground in the park. Most of the asbestos encountered is derived from asbestos cement which is a once commonly used building material.
Asbestos cement is a more stable bonded form of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and carries a far lower risk level. The presence of this ACM is most likely linked to the pre-war residential and light industry land use of the area prior to it being landscaped as a park in the early 1970s.
We understand the risk to health is currently extremely low.
We have specialists involved in advising us to ensure however we proceed is done so in best interests of users and workers within the park. Arrangements for the safe remediation of the fenced off areas in the park are being arranged for October this year, autumn being the best time for this type of groundwork.
If you require more information, please email email@example.com
Winter in the Park
Check out photos of the park, and find out about some events going on locally - in the park, and nearby.
We'd love to see your photos - send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, to be uploaded to the Friends instagram site, or tag us #friendsoflarkhallpark on instagram
Join The Friends
We are keen to have more members so that we can be sure that we're representing all the varied communities around the park. You can join our mailing list here.
Litter-picking your thing?
Regular sessions - litter pickers and gloves provided. All welcome.
Email email@example.com for details, or check out their facebook page (Friends of Larkhall Park cleanup team!)
Promote your business, event or service?
If you are a local business and would like to advertise here, in our newsletter, on social media, or on one of the five noticeboards in the park - contact us.
We'd love to find out about & feature what you do!
Love writing? Taking pictures? Social Media?
Want to help promote Larkhall Park?
The Friends of Larkhall Park are looking for a volunteer social media coordinator, and newsletter contributor / editor.
Corporate volunteers wanted
Corporate volunteers stripped turf and laid and matting seeded with wildflowers that is now blooming, by the tennis courts. If you know of any company that would like to become involved be in touch.
For these, or any other enquiries, email us: