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PARK PLANS: Friends of Roxbourne Park group want to hear from Pinner residents

 Published on: 3rd March 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Friends of Roxbourne Park (FORP), a community group of over 600 members, has gone from strength to strength since starting in 2015 with only 30 members. 

PinnerNews spoke to the group about their events planned for 2021, as the country comes out of lockdown and life returns to normal.

Gerry Bloomfield, Secretary of FORP said: “We are a non-profit that brings the community together as much as we can with the resources we have. The majority of the park falls in Pinner South Ward, lots of people don’t realise that there is a fantastic park there to enjoy.”

The group has already begun planning its annual outdoor RoxyFest event for September 26, 2021. The free event is open to everyone and will showcase live bands and have a dog show and a funfair for children.

Since the second lockdown, FORP has held Save Sunday Music Zoom calls, where residents can play and listen to music and take part in quizzes to help combat loneliness and isolation. 

One of the group’s upcoming projects is to look at building a permanent bandstand for musical performances outside the Pavillion. FORP has contacted the council for permission and if approved, will apply for grants to help fulfil the project.

Coming into the warmer months, Friends of Roxbourne Park are looking for more members to join then, and are particularly interested in hearing from young people who want to help out in the park. 

Gerry from FORP said: “Any young people who want to get involved, let us know what you can do and we will arrange something around you.”

To find out more about the group, visit their Facebook Page.

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