10am: Friends of Kingswood Park Volunteers Get-Together
Upstairs Café, Regent Street
Kingswood Park offers children's play areas, a bowling green with pavilion and tennis courts, and public toilets with disabled facilities.
Kingswood Park, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AD
Reformed in 2014, Friends of Kingswood Park are a non-profit voluntary group, united in the desire to improve Kingswood Park and make it a vibrant community space.
They're giving you more reasons to visit, as well as improving facilities.
The Friends are working primarily to improve Kingswood Park and attract more visitors. But they cannot stay within the railings and expect the crowds to come flocking.
So, they are giving Kingswood first-hand experience of the benefits of a bit of green around the place, thus providing a link to Kingswood Park.
Visit www.facebook.com/ourkingswoodpark to find out more.
To contact the group, email: , telephone/text Secretary Jim Whittaker on 07790 234 087 or follow them on Twitter: @K_Pfriends.
The Friends of Kingswood Park's official photographer Denis has kindly supplied the new photos on this page.
2018 was a colourful year for Kingswood. The Friends of Kingswood Park with councilors and local organisations revived neglected flower beds and put up floral displays along Regent Street that have not been seen for years.
Residents stopped and thanked volunteers for their hard work. 2019 promises to be a great year for Kingswood. The Friends want to recruit around 30 volunteers to further improve the Town Centre and Kingswood Park.
The Friends of Kingswood Park have devised a strong, efficient volunteer structure that will be backed by our experienced officers to make a real difference in Kingswood!
The new structure strengthens all levels of the organisation bringing fresh thinking to the top as well as more enthusiastic volunteers.
The Friends of Kingswood Park have created three new strategic roles – Volunteer co-ordinator, Fundraiser and Publicist. This is where fresh thinking and focused activity will take the Friends onto a new level.
The Friends will also strengthen numbers helping with gardening, events and in Kingswood Park.
You can download role descriptions for all of these by clicking on the titles below. Have a look and decide which might suit you. Don’t feel restricted to one only!
Furthermore, if you know anyone else who might be interested, please either share this information or pass on our e-mail address: .
Otherwise, send a text to 07790 234087.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future.
Thanks to the hard work of Jim Whittaker and all the volunteers of Friends of Kingswood Park, the Royal Horticultural Society scored Kingswood an ‘advancing’ assessment for 2018 over 2017’s ‘improving’ assessment for the Town Centre.
The Friends, who aim to improve Kingswood Park and the surrounding area so residents and visitors have a place to be proud of, met at Kings Chase Shopping Centre to receive their Britain in Bloom award.
The photograph shows two councillors (April Begley and Pat Rooney), Richard Westacott, Chair Churches Together in Kingswood, Jim Whittaker (hat) and various volunteers, with Kings Chase Centre Manager Richard Ryan.