We were pleased to learn about the recent launch of The Friends of Basing Hill Park.
They write …
Basing Hill Park is owned and managed by Barnet Council and open to the public. In addition to the existing Council support for upgrades and maintaining the Park, we wanted to provide the space with even more love, care and attention. So a small group of local people who use, love and live nearby our Park have recently set up The Friends of Basing Hill Park, a charity to help improve the Park for the enjoyment of all our users.
We all want to make Basing Hill Park a safer, more attractive, well-resourced and well-maintained place for everyone. And we’d love YOU to join us!
The Friends was established in November 2021 by Gaby Friedman, a local resident who has lived very close to the Park all his life and now visits it almost daily. Gaby chairs the Friends, supported by his fellow committee members who all live locally: Antony Dawodu (also chair of The Hope of Childs Hill); Aspi Dimitrov (from Herts Baseball Club), Ashley Fleischer, Julia Hiller and Annabel Ries. The Friends of Basing Hill Park is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission (number 1197809), of which Gaby, Ashley and Julia are the trustees.
The more Friends there are, the more influence we will have to raise various grants to invest into the Park, whether that’s from Barnet Council, the National Lottery, Argent Related, or others.
You can be as involved as you want. You can simply sign up, sit back and relax! Or you can offer your time and skills by suggesting ideas, helping at an event or joining our committee.
To become a Friend all we need is your name and email address; send us an email or join our Facebook group (links below)! Once we have your details (which we assure you we will only use for this purpose), you can proudly declare yourself a Friend of Basing Hill Park!
We have set up an Amazon Smile account for The Friends of Basing Hill Park. If you use smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1197809-0 for any Amazon purchases, 0.05% will go to our charity. So please use this link, search for ‘Friends of Basing Hill Park’ and spread the word!
We are working closely with Barnet Council’s Green Spaces team and our local councillors, building connections and suggesting improvements that can be made to Basing Hill Park. We will also apply for grants to raise money that will help us meet our objectives. We’ll keep everyone updated in our newsletters, which all Friends will receive by email.