Cromer

North Lodge Park needs Friends

Just Regional
Mar 2, 2015 2 mins read

The launch meeting of a new community group to ensure that the views of the people in Cromer are fully taken into account in improving North Lodge Park will be held this week.

The inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Friends of North Lodge Park will be at 7pm on Wednesday, March 4, in the Cromer Community Centre (formerly WI Hall) at the top of Garden Street, Cromer.

This meeting will:
• Give an update on the current and future management of North Lodge Park
• Outline how the Friends will work closely with the managers of the Park
• Launch a questionnaire to find out what people want to see happen in the Park
• Appoint a committee that will protect, enhance and promote North Lodge Park as a place of recreation and enjoyment for the long term benefit of the local community and visitors.

Cromer Town Council has been negotiating to take over the Park from North Norfolk District Council for some time, and is keen to work with the community in managing the park. In response, a steering group of local people came together last October as Friends of North Lodge Park to help guide future developments in partnership with the town council.

Interim Friends chair Carolyn Candish said: “Over the last few years there have been several proposals for development in the park, but unfortunately nothing has happened, and North Lodge Park has become tired looking and in need of some care.”

Much work has already taken place in establishing close working relationships between the Friends and Cromer Town Council in preparation for the expected change of management of the Park from the District to Cromer Town Council.
The public appointment of a Friends Committee at an AGM is the next step in the process to provide representatives with a mandate to speak for the community.

To find out more visit the website northlodgepark.org.uk or email friends@northlodgepark.org.uk

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