Friends of the Parks and Open Spaces

The friends of Dunorlan Park work to promote and improve Dunorlan Park for the benefit of the residents and visitors to the Borough.

If you are interested in finding out more and joining the friends scheme, please download their newsletter or visit the Friends of Dunorlan Park website.

If you would like to find about becoming a friend of Calverley Grounds please contact the friends by email: friendsofcalverleygrounds@yahoo.co.uk.

Alternatively you can join the Friends of Calverley Grounds on Facebook.

The Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park (FoGH) was launched in 2011 to support the council bid for Heritage Lottery Funding.

Since this time the Friends have gone from strength to strength promoting the use of the park and organising events. There's lots going on so please visit the friends website to find out more.

Although the Friends of St John’s group is relatively new (formed in 2016) they have taken an active role in the management decisions for the park.

The aim of Friends of St John’s Park and the Meadows is to support the continued use of St John’s Recreation Ground and the linked Meadows as valued recreational facilities which enhance the local community; and to support the wider enhancement of the local community in similar ways.

If you are interested in finding out more and joining the Friends, please contact the Friends of St John’s secretary Jennie Tait on stjohnsparktw@gmail.com or join their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/1660346674215753/

The Friends of Woodbury Park Cemetery are volunteers who are clearing away brambles and saplings, finding out more about the local people buried there, and rolling out a conservation plan for its magnificent trees, wildflowers and wild life.

The Friends of Tunbridge Wells Cemetery actively encourage visiting the cemetery to enjoy its beautiful gardens and walks and a friends notice board can be found adjacent to the Victorian chapel.

The crematorium office also holds current newsletters and application forms for the friends group.

The Friends Group was set up in 2014 with these aims:

  • To further the protection, conservation and sympathetic enhancement of the Tunbridge Wells cemetery for public benefit and enjoyment;
  • To record and foster its heritage of monuments and its ecological importance: and
  • To foster its appropriate use as an educational resource for the community. We have the following projects in hand, with more to follow:
  • Researching and recording the lives of the people buried in the cemetery
  • Recording the plant and wild life
  • Clearing up around the graves
  • Identifying the graves in need of restoration

Friends of Trinity Churchyard formed recently  to conserve, enhance and promote the churchyard of the former Holy Trinity Church in Royal Tunbridge Wells. This is now the Trinity Arts Theatre which is an important cultural part of the town.

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