The Friends of West Hunsbury Parks group was formed in 2009 when the Parks were beginning to need rather more attention than they were receiving, and the Country Park in particular was suffering from vandalism, anti social behaviour, and on some days could have up to three burnt out cars in it. We have a core group of up to eight people, have a constitution ,and rely on volunteers to come forward to help us carry out any practical work within the Parks.
We hold an Open Evening once a year to inform the community what our plans are for the coming year and to give them the opportunity to offer suggestions on how they think the Parks can be improved.
We liaise closely with our local Borough Councillor and Northampton Borough Council as well as with the Enterprise Team who are responsible for the everyday maintenance of the Parks.
As well as practical work within the Parks we look for funding opportunities for improving play equipment for example. and work with outside agencies such as the Wildlife Trust, the Conservation Volunteers. and the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust who operate from a site on the edge of Hunsbury Hill Country Park www.nirt.co.uk.
Northampton in Bloom 2014 - Silver Award
East Midlands in Bloom 2014 - Judges Award.