Friday, 5 May 2017
Volunteering in your park
Over a thousand people who expressed an interest in volunteering in Brighton & Hove’s parks and open spaces are being contacted by the council asking how they would like to contribute. The response will help the council’s Cityparks service put detail on its plans to create a high-quality volunteering service. This would supplement, rather than replace, paid staff.
A record 3,500 people responded to the Big Parks Consultations last autumn and email addresses were provided by 1,100 of these. These would-be volunteers are now being invited to events in coming months where they can meet parks staff and find out how to get involved. Anyone is welcome.
Full details of volunteering in the city’s parks are at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/parksvolunteers
Two types of events have been lined up during May, June, July and August – there are ’clean-up days’ and ‘introduction to volunteering’ days.
Introduction to volunteering: These sessions involve meeting a park ranger for a short while, walking around a site, looking at the sort of thing volunteers can do there and elsewhere:
Saturday 6 May, 11am, Waterhall. Meet below the Rugby Club car park;
Saturday 27 May, 2pm, St Ann’s Well Gardens. Meet by the park well;
Sunday 28 May, 11am, Stanmer Park. Meet at the Lower Lodges park entrance;
Friday 2 June, 11am, Ladies Mile. Meet at the end of Ladies Mile Road.