A big thank-you
The Friends of Manor Park would like to say a big thank you to all the people and organisations who have supported us on our journey so far.
Firstly, we’d like to thank all the volunteers who’ve come along to our events, who’ve given up their time to help improve the park in some way.
Our friend Elliot
A special mention goes to Elliot Newton, and the Environment Trust, who it is true to say, without whose support we would not be where we are today. Elliot has led all our conservation activities – which have so far been the mainstay of our work. His enthusiasm and energy has been infectious.
We were helped by the councillors of St. James and Old Malden Wards, with encouragement, contacts and seed funding. In particular Cllr Ken Smith has been a good friend to us. We look forward to working with all future St. James and Old Malden councillors – it is their wards that get most benefit from the park.
We’ve had support from various council officers, including Rob Waite, who heads up Parks and Green Spaces, and Neville Rainford, our Neigbourhood Manager. The council rangers team have been really useful – distributing our promotional fliers in the local area.
Andrew Robertson and idverde, who are responsible for park maintenance have always been very supportive and willing to help wherever they can.
We’ve also been supported by local businesses with small donations of food for our events, seeds, bulbs and vouchers. We hope over time to fill this page with the names of the businesses who have supported our efforts to protect and improve our lovely park.
Support with our website
A big thank you to James Campbell who built the site for us, to Lisa Banks, a local graphic designer who came up with our logo and overall look and feel, to Rebecca Challis, a local photographer, who provided a lot of the photos for the site, and to David Rymill, the local historian, who provided an extract from his popular local history Worcester Park, Old Malden and North Cheam: History at our feet.
If you’d like to get involved in supporting the work at Manor Park, please do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to volunteer at an event, possibly one of our conservation days, do keep checking our events calendar.