Friends of Holtspur Park
Stewart Pomeroy, Colne Valley green spaces and team manager for Groundwork South PAUL Cornelius, Friends of Holtspur Park, explains how the group’s plans fit into the wider vision for Beaconsfield:
“The Friends of Holtspur Park has a simple vision ‘to build a deeper sense of community’ through working together to develop facilities.
“In many ways we are blessed in Beaconsfield and Holtspur with the facilities and services we have. Our first priority is to maintain the things we have – wonderful green open spaces that are not being used to their full potential.
“It is in the process of working together, challenging each other and listening to each other, that we see relationships forming and developing in our community.
“By keeping children and youth at the centre of our thinking we are able to connect with families and older people who have a heart to see the next generation grow and develop into the community of the future as well as serving the needs of the community today.
“In that context we would like to see the Youth Club in Holtspur become a fully-utilised facility, a focal point for the whole community to gather around, which in turn will become a foundation on which the new park will be developed and we want to build on the amazing initiative of the Hope Café, which has already created a community gathering point on a Friday morning.
“In short, our vision is to build a community where neighbours know each other, look out for each other and work together to provide the facilities that bring joy to the whole community.”
COMMUNITY MINDED: Paul Cornelius