The Friends of Platt fields exists to promote Platt fields park. We work to encourage imaginative events and improvements to the physical environment, so that the park is better used and enjoyed by local people.
We are a small committee voted for and run by members and local volunteers. We simply give as much time and energy as we feel. We believe local people should decide how the park is run, and we raise money for projects and improvements that we think are necessary or beneficial.
This year we want to get organised! Manage what we already have, push for improvements, make the park organic, natural, and good for people's wellbeing!
We have vacancies on the commitee, but if you just want to do some volunteer gardening we have a session at 1pm every third Sunday of the month at the Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields.
Working as part of a team of volunteers, under the direction of the Volunteer Lead. Everyone is welcome.
The type of work will depend on our annual plan. We manage a community orchard, a walled garden and a soft fruit permaculture garden, and the work is often in one of these areas. There's lots of hands-on work to get stuck in to, and occasionally little freebies.
We make our own cider! So if that sounds like your thing make sure to come along in Autumn.
You will be guaranteed a warm welcome. Free coffee/tea and biscuits provided. The Lakeside Centre provides public toilets, cleaning up facilities, and shelter in case of inclement weather.
Each session starts at 1pm and will finish around 4pm.
Most importantly, you will get plenty of fresh air, a little bit of exercise, learn about the local flora and fauna (and residents!), and all the therapeutic benefits of being closely in touch with nature. All together a perfect hangover cure!
For photos and more go to: www.facebook.com/plattfieldsvolunteering
3 hours (1pm - 4pm) every third Sunday each month