Friends of greenspaces

We help to improve the management of local green space, such as a Local Nature Reserve or park.


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What will I be doing?

  • Producing ideas on the management of their site
  • Holding agreed practical conservation volunteer activities, walks and events on their site for local people
  • Helping your local authority to develop, implement and monitor site management plans
  • Accessing external funding for improvements to their site such as play area equipment, benches or a walking trail.
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What skills or experience do I need?

No previous experience is necessary as we provide training.

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How much time do I need to give?

Friends group meetings are flexible and vary depending on the needs of the group or site. Some get together as regularly as once a month, whilst others meet a few times a year.

A Countryside Management Service officer meets the group and site owner at least once a year to discuss the progress of management plans.

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Where will I be located?

Friends groups are available all over Hertfordshire.

Below is a list of groups that the Country Management Service are happy to endorse:

Broxbourne Borough
Friends of Cheshunt Park
Friends of Wormley Open Spaces

Dacorum Borough
Friends of Chipperfield Common

East Herts District

Broxbourne Wood Wardens 
Friends of Pishiobury Park 
Friends of Southern Country Park

Hertsmere Borough
Friends of Fishers Field Local Nature Reserve
Friends of the Moatfield

North Herts District
Codicote PEAP Group
Friends of Baldock Green Spaces
Friends of Norton Common
Friends of Oughtonhead Common

St Albans City and District
Friends of Bernards Heath
Friends of Greenway Spinney
Friends of the Nickey Line 
Friends of Sopwell Greenspaces
Friends of The Wick
St Albans Green Belt Association

Three Rivers District
Chorleywood Community Orchard
Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Friends of Chorleywood House Estate 
Friends of Croxley Common Moor
Oxhey Woods Conservation Volunteers

Welwyn Hatfield Borough
Commonswood Nature Watch
Friends of Mardley Heath
Friends of Northaw Great Wood
Friends of the Mimram
Sherrardspark Wood Wardens

Countywide Organisations
Hertfordshire Orchard Initiative

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What will I gain from the role?

We aim to create a focus for community involvement and ‘ownership’. We also provide an opportunity for local people to gain new and transferable skills through training workshops. 

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What support will I be given?

We'll give you an action pack to ensure you receive a proper introduction to the group.

We provide support to friends groups by:

  • Providing the opportunity for groups to contribute to the management plan for the site
  • Providing tools and training to undertake planned practical management
  • Supporting the Friends group as it develops
  • Providing access to training
  • Sharing good practice
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Will I receive expenses?

You can claim travel to and from training days if you are using public transport or your own vehicle.

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How do I find out more?

Apply now, visit our Countryside Management Service pages or contact us:



Phone: 01992 588433