About the Radipole Friends Group

Who are we?

We’re a  group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about our local park and gardens.

At present our committee consist of;

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Mike Goulden, the Chair and Lottery Bid and funding overseer.

Andy Harris, who is an absolute whizz at making and building, painting and repairing (and a spot of tree climbing when needed).

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Dave Cave, treasurer and creative director of our magazine Radipole Ripples.

Stuart Rowland known for his skills at liaising with other groups.

Last but nor least…moi. Sue Hogben, secretary, historian and publicist (secret Jaffa cake scoffer).

We meet monthly to discuss park matters whilst partaking in a few munchies (Jaffa cakes) and quoffing a few cuppas.

There’s always that next event to be planned and promoted…not to mention the never ending fund-raising necessary to enable us to continue improving the park for our local community.

We are passionate about what we do, but as a fairly small team, most of a certain age, we would welcome with open arms any offers of help or support…of any kind.

The events we run in the gardens take much man (woman) handling of tents, erecting of gazebos,

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hanging of bunting etc so any extra man/women power will always be very welcome and highly appreciated at set up and close down.

We are also always looking for bakers of biscuits, cakes and savouries to keep our refreshment tables laden with goodies at events, which are some of our best sellers and bring in much needed revenue to our fund-raising.

If you are willing and able to offer a spare hour or two to man a stall or help with activities in any way shape or form please get in touch via our website or mail us at

radipoleparkandgardensfriends@gmail.com

P.S As you’ll have noticed, we’re a camera shy bunch!

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Radipole Park and Gardens are being supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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