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Friends Groups across the district

King George V Park Friends Group

About Friends Groups

The Friends Groups are made up of volunteers who work with our parks team to improve and maintain their local green spaces.

Volunteers are involved in a range of activities from litter picking, bulb and tree planting to fundraising, organising fun days and events. Most of the groups work closely with schools and play an important part in encouraging children and young people to take an active interest in horticulture and conservation.

If you are interested in becoming a member of a Friends Group, please use the contact details as listed below or contact us. It's a great way to make new friends, support your local community and enjoy the great outdoors.

See Parks and Local Nature Reserves.

Read all about the work carried out by Friends Groups here in our most recent Park Life newsletters:
pdf icon Park Life autumn 2017 [10Mb]
pdf icon Park Life spring 2017 [2Mb]
pdf icon Park Life winter issue 2016 [1Mb]
pdf icon Park Life summer issue 2016 [2Mb]
pdf icon Park Life spring issue 2016 [58kb]
pdf icon Park Life winter issue 2015 [58kb]

Friends of King George V Park Group - appeal for members

Would you be interested in forming a Friends of King George V Park Group and help us look at ways of improving the award winning park? If you were to join then you'd not only be helping make a difference to your local area but you'd get the chance to meet new people and enjoy the outdoors too.

If you would like to know more please call 01623 463463 and ask for Andy Chambers, Parks Development Officer.

Friends Groups across the district

The Friends of the Carrs 

One of the largest and longest established groups, these volunteers are passionate about one of the districts' most idyllic beauty spots in Warsop.

The Friends of Carr Bank Park
A small group of volunteers who help to care for and promote this well-known town centre park.

The Friends of Fisher Lane Park
This group of local resident volunteers work hard to promote their local facilities including the historical value of the nearby Rock Houses.

The Friends of Forest Road Park
Our newest group, these motivated volunteers are focused on improving, preserving and enhancing the bio-diversity of their park.

The Friends of the Hermitage
A small, family run group, the volunteers help to look after The Hermitage Local Nature Reserve, next to the Kings Mill Reservoir.

The Friends of the Hornby Plantation
One of the smallest groups, these volunteers are committed to maintaining this little known urban woodland and park in Mansfield Woodhouse.

The Friends of Yeoman Hill Park
An established group of hard working and committed volunteers, they are instrumental in maintaining the park's Green Flag Award. The group have successfully bid for funding for a youth shelter and are currently asking local people for their views on the best place for this in the park. Please let the group know where you think it should be placed by checking out the pdf icon Youth Shelter Consultation 2016 [234kb]

The Forest Town Nature Conservation Group
Caring for Rushpool Open Space in partnership with the Sherwood Forest Trust.

The Maun Conservation Group
A passionate, skilled and knowledgeable group, these volunteers actively care for the Oakham and Quarry Lane Local Nature Reserves. The group work closely with local primary schools and help to maintain Titchfield Park's Green Flag Award.

The Oak Tree Conservation Group
Caring for Oak Tree Heath and the surrounding green space, the volunteers work tirelessly to engage with the community. The group work in partnership with the Sherwood Forest Trust.

Pleasley Community Orchard Friends Group
‚ÄčThe group of volunteers work closely together to maintain the Pleasley Community Orchard. Visit their website for more information or email

Peafield Community Association
A small, established group who help us to care for Peafield Park and Whinney Hill Woodland.  The volunteers help to maintain the park's Green Flag Award.

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