Project Description


Knowsley residents, passionate about green spaces.

Many of Knowsley’s Parks and Open Spaces have dedicated ‘Friends of’ groups who work independently, as well as with Knowsley Council, to promote and improve the borough’s green spaces. Activities include helping with the upkeep of the parks through litter picking and conservation works. The groups also apply for funding from just a few hundred pounds for community events to several thousand pounds to improve green space facilities, and large scale infrastructural projects such as the £3 million Heritage Lottery Restoration of Bowring Park.

of Heritage Lottery funds were won for the Bowring Park restoration
active ‘Friends of’ groups across Knowsley
volunteer hours contributed so far to green spaces enhancement

There are 15 very active ‘Friends of’ groups across the borough, and in 2017/18 a total of 29,342 volunteer hours were contributed by them to the enhancement of green spaces throughout the borough.

Friends groups undertake activities in the following locations:

  • Court Farm Woods Association
  • Friends of Acornfield Plantation
  • Friends of Bowring Park
  • Friends of Court Hey Park
  • Friends of Eaton Street Park
  • Friends of Henley Park
  • Friends of McGoldrick and Sawpit Parks
  • Friends of Memorial Park
  • Friends of Prescot and St Mary’s Churchyard
  • Friends of Saxon Green and Charlotte Pagsy
  • Friends of Stadt Moers Park
  • Friends of Ten Acre Pits
  • Friends of Webster Park
  • Halewood Park Volunteers
  • Littlewoods of Stockbridge Association


John Eves - Development Manager (Initiatives)

0151 443 2417

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