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Volunteers

Volunteers

About 70% of the ongoing maintenance of Ford Park is carried out by volunteers supported by our Community Link Gardener and Volunteer Manager.

We have a fabulous team of volunteers aged from 16 to 76! The friendly atmosphere and continual development at Ford Park are highly dependent on the skills, enthusiasm and hard work of volunteers whether they are gardening, running events or family activities, serving refreshments or taking part in planning meetings. Volunteers are from varied backgrounds and include young people doing Duke of Edinburgh Award community hours, unemployed people, retired professionals, people with health problems, students on placement and people with learning difficulties.

Providing opportunities for ongoing personal development through regular workshops, trips and training courses is one way we can give something back to our wonderful volunteers.

Ford Park Volunteers

Many volunteers use their time at Ford Park to gain work experience or increase their confidence to assist with a significant transition in life such as returning to work after illness, applying to college or university or living independently.

New volunteers are always welcome whether its to help with the long term management of the park or to assist with a specific project. Currently we need skills in: gardening, bricklaying, plumbing, arts and crafts, event management, woodwork and drystone walling but most importantly enthusiasm and a willingness to give things a go.

Please call Ali (CEO) for further details of projects and how you can help Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria on 01229 580666 or call Kim (Volunteering Manager) on 01229 588164

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Support for Proposed Development

Thursday 8 January 2015

Proposed development to secure the future of Ford Park:Information for members, friends & neighbours Summary of the plans Ford Park Community Group wants to build eight houses (two of them single storey) at the entrance to the park, near to Ford Park Crescent. The houses will cover a relatively small area of the parkland and will not affect the use of Ford Park as a resource for the whole community. Crucially, the income from this development will secure the future of Ford Park as a public amenity. If this modest development does not go ahead, the charity will be forced to wind up and the land will have to be sold. If this happens, there is a real risk that Ford Park will end up being a neglected eyesore, or that the whole park will be acquired as a site for development. This further information explains the detail of the plans, how they will affect the park and the neighbourhood, and why Ford Park needs your support to ensure its future as a place residents and visitors can enjoy for many years to come.Read More

 
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Ford Park Community Group Ford house, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP

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