Volunteer with The Friends of Cotgrave Country Park
The Friends of Cotgrave Country Park (FoCCP) is a community volunteer group that supports Nottingham County Council (NCC) in the management of the Park. We usually meet every 6 weeks at 7pm on Tuesdays in the Cotgrave Futures Building. All are welcome to join us.
Volunteer Task Days
Volunteers meet regularly to lend a hand with maintenance and conservation work in the park, under the guidance of NCC staff.
They meet in the Car Park at Hollygate Lane at 10am on pre-arranged task days, stay for as long as you want or until around 3pm.
No experience required. NCC staff provide equipment, training & refreshments.
So what is task day? Mainly park maintenance, consisting of pruning, clearing pathways, litter picking and basic jobs under supervision, ie putting in seats, gates, fences etc. A volunteer works when they can there are no set hours. They do what they can, what they can manage etc. They don't do anything they don't want to. The word 'Volunteer'means exactly that. The days are sociable with likeminded people and are a form of fitness and wellbeing. Come along, give it a go you have nothing to lose.
Contact the group chairman on 07884281188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
So what is a volunteer warden?
People in this role are park users who have an interest in all things to do with the park. They are there to enhance the visitor experience by giving a presence in the park. The listen to park users and report back on any issues. They look out for things in the park that are of interest and look for ideas to hopefully put in place to make the park a place for enjoyment. There are no hard and fast hours just a willingness to try and do a minimum of two hours attendance per week, there are no timetables they just arrive and go when they want. An identifiable tabbard will be provided. We are proud of how tidy the park is and this is down to volunteers and wardens who sometimes do a litter pick when on duty. Again like task day volunteers you are out doors working in an environment that gives fitness and wellbeing.
Is this you then for further details contact one of the following:
Some of our volunteers have undergone training to become Volunteer Wardens for the Park.
If you are interested in becoming one of our wardens or task day volunteers then please contact one of the following:
NCC the park owners by email at email@example.com
the group chairman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07884281188 for more details
Next meeting our AGM Tues 21st Jan 7pm at
Cotgrave Futures on Candleby Lane
All are welcome
We meet at 10am at the Hollygate Lane Car park. All are welcome. Look for the NottsCC van inside the gate
For the first time, in Dec, we triallled a task day on a Sunday for those that can't make a weekday. This was a great success so we are continuing on a further two dates in Feb. If you can't make a weekday but have time free on a Sunday then please join us on one or both sundays
Tues 31st Dec 2019
Tues 7th Jan 2020
Sun 19th Jan 2020