FRIENDS OF VICTORIA PARK - Leamington Spa
Friends of Victoria Park are a group of volunteers who work to improve the park and its facilities for the enjoyment of everyone in the local community.
We believe that Victoria Park is a hugely valuable green open space that should be protected and improved for a wide range of visitors.
As a formal, not-for-profit community organisation, we help our local authorities use park funds in line with park user priorities.
New £300k Play Area APPROVED by Planning Committee!
Victoria Park infrastructure work for the 2022 Commonwealth Games well underway - full details sent to FoVP members
Commonwealth Games planning application approved with several caveats including "ensure that residents are actively involved and take into account the timescales tabled by Friends of Victoria Park
Already, major easing of planned restrictions on access to Park
WHO WE ARE
We are local residents and park users who originally came together informally to protect Victoria Park from excessive vehicle parking - a protection role that has continued until the present day.
More recently, as a formal organisation, we have worked hard to understand the preferences of the thousands of visitors who come to Victoria Park and to ensure that this knowledge guides our local authorities in their planning.
Our 8-strong Executive Committee includes 6 parents (3 grandparents), 3 users of VP Tennis, 2 dog walkers, a park cyclist and a skateboarder, so we hope to be covering most of the key interests of Victoria Park users.
By becoming a Friend, you will be supporting your local park and ensuring its future success.
With your help, the Friends provide information, ideas and influence. Sign up now to join the Friends via our membership application form.
There’s a lot about to happen in Victoria Park and its environs and our regular bulletins keep you updated with important news - from investments in new park facilities to preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.