Do you use People’s Park and care about its future?
We love this fabulous green space and thought a ‘Friends of People’s Park’ (FoPP) group would be a good way to help look after it.
We now have a sub-set of Friends of High Town (FoHT), the local resident’s association, which has a particular focus on People’s Park, including Bell’s Close recreation ground and Pope’s Meadow. We are a group of local residents who all care about our park and want to help care for it and promote it as a safe and beautiful space, whether just passing through or using for recreation and as an important local space for environmental conservation..
FoHT has already organised events and activities in the park, been a key player in Luton Borough Council consultations about it and has been instrumental in maintaining its Green Flag status year after year. FoPP is taking that on and we have already been involved in helping create and nurture the orchard near the end of Arden Place and run a couple of litter-picking and conservation activity mornings. Activity has been limited due to lockdowns, but we do hope to expand this in future.
In particular we plan to:
- create opportunities for more local people to get involved
- arrange further park-related activities
- apply for funding for projects such as the successful orchard planting
- encourage better working with and representation at Luton Friends of Parks and Green Spaces
- engage with Luton Borough Council about improvements to the park
If you would like to get involved in future, or would like information on future events, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number and how you would like to be involved, and we will be in touch! Do also watch out for local adverts in future as we are released from lockdown.