Welcome to the Friends of Broadhurst Park Conmunity Group. Our aims are to preserve the green open spaces of Broadhurst Fields and protect them from further development. We want to encourage people to visit the Park and learn about its biodiversity and history.
We usually hold free events during the Summer months, but unfortunately due to Covid 19 we have had to cancel all our events this year. We hope to start up some outdoor events once the lockdown ends.
Can I still meet people outdoors? Government Guidance
In line with the national guidance, you can continue to meet in public outdoor spaces in groups of no more than 6 people, unless the group includes only people from 2 households. You cannot meet people you do not live with in a private garden. At all times, you should socially distance from people you do not live with – unless they are in your support bubble. Further information on current guidance (August 2020 )
Previous events include our annual Festival, a wild flower identification workshop, bug hunting, bat and fungi walks We have also carried out conservation work in the Park; for example we have spent scores of hours tackling Himalayan Balsam (an alien invasive species) plus Litter picks and putting up bird boxes. We’ve also planted wild plants and cleared drainage channels to help feed the wetland areas in Broadhurst Clough
We always welcome new volunteers. If you would like to join us please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We saw Pipistrelle bats hunting over Broadhurst Clough on our Bat Hunt in June last year
Children and parents came to our Pond Dipping and Bug Hunt May 2019 In spite of the rain, they had fun and found tadpoles and all sorts of water creatures
Thanks to all the volunteers who collected 30 bags of refuse from the playing fields in March last year
and sowed wild flower seeds in the Clough in February last year