Friends of Cotteridge Park
The Friends of Cotteridge Park was formed in March 1997 in response to the threat of ‘de-commissioning’ by the City Council due to budget cuts. Due to the enormous outcry from residents and park users who staged a campaign to save the park which attracted coverage on TV, radio and in the local press, the Council decided against de-commissioning. Since then Friends of Cotteridge Park have met on a monthly basis to organise many events in the park, and to instigate and run long-term initiatives. Friends of Cotteridge Park is a group that meets to organise events and help around the park. Anything from setting up a festival to getting a new skateboard park put together, FoCP has shown that its members can do almost anything. Anyone who lives in the area or uses Cotteridge Park can join Friends of Cotteridge Park and membership is free. If you’ve got any ideas about what could improve your park, come along to a meeting or send an email.