Friends of Greenspaces
About this job:
Friends of Greenspaces are groups of local people who work in partnership with their local authority to improve the management of their local green space such as a Local Nature Reserve or park. In Hertfordshire many of these have been established by and receive ongoing support from the Countryside Management Service (CMS).
Groups can take on a range of activities supported by CMS, such as:
- Producing ideas on the management of the site.
- Holding practical tasks, walks and events on their site for local people.
- Helping their local authority to develop, implement and monitor site management plans.
- Access external funding for improvements on the site such as play area equipment, benches or a walking trail.
The purpose of Friends groups is to encourage local pride and create a focus for community involvement and ‘ownership’, as well as provide an opportunity for local people to gain new and transferable skills through training workshops.
Here is a list of Friends groups that CMS are happy to endorse:
Friends of Fishers Field Local Nature Reserve
Friends of the Moatfield
North Herts District
Codicote PEAP Group
Friends of Baldock Greenspaces
Friends of Norton Common
Friends of Oughtonhead Common
Friends of Purwell Valley
St Albans City and District
Friends of Bernards Heath
Friends of Greenway Spinney
Friends of the Nickey Line
St Albans Green Belt Association
Three Rivers District
Friends of Carpenters Wood
Friends of Chorleywood House Estate
Friends of Croxley Common Moor
Oxhey Woods Conservation Volunteers
Welwyn Hatfield Borough
Commonswood Nature Watch
Friends of Mardley Heath
Friends of Northaw Great Wood
Home Wood Wardens
Hertfordshire Orchard Initiative
How to apply:
Contact your local Friends of Greenspaces group for more information