Groups & Events

Central to the success of the High Park Project is our groups. From local community action groups to craft and support groups, the Project has several ways you can get involved and benefit from the work we do.

Community Groups

The High Park Project was created to help High Parkers realise their collective power and have a say in the development of their community. The project has been instrumental in supporting the development of community groups such as:

The High Park Community Action Group

Meeting once a month, the High Park Community Action Group is made up of a group of volunteers who are looking to improve the High Park area. The group is open to any High Park resident wishing to attend. If you’d like to join the High Park Community Action Group please email Community Organizer, Joe McNulty

joe.mcnulty@brighterliving.org.uk

Friends of High Park’s Green Spaces

Set up in 2021 as a response to the High Park residents desire to improve and maintain the area’s green spaces, supporting the development of the Friends of High Park’s Green Spaces Community Group has been one of the projects most recent successes. Working with residents and partners such as Green Sefton, the High Park Project received funding through Brighter Living Partnership from the Liverpool City Region Community Environment Fund to help improve Devonshire Road Park, Russell Road and Canning Road Recreation grounds. With this funding and fantastic community leadership and participation, the Friends of High Park’s Green Spaces have:

  • Built 14 planters
  • Constructed 10 living willow structures that include willow tunnels and dens
  • Planted 26 adult fruit trees
  • Planted hundreds of saplings and spring bulbs in Canning Road and Devonshire Park

Going forward, the Friends of High Park Green Spaces plan on organizing community planting days to refresh and maintain the planters. If you’d like to get involved with the Friends of High Park’s Green Spaces please email FOHPGS@Gmail.com or join their Facebook group.

Bispham Road Improvement Group

The Bispham Road Improvement Group have been working with the council to help improve High Park’s main retail and business hub. So far the group has had six planters built and in 2021 Bispham Road got its first Christmas tree for well over a decade.

If you’d like to join the Bispham Road improvement group click here.

High Park Craft Group

The High Park craft group was set up in response to resident’s interest in craft making and the need to provide a means to reduce social isolation, this friendly group meets each week at Southport Community Centre. The group participates in various craft activities, produce items to support the charitable aims and have also supported the High Park Project on craft with children at community fud days and challenge social isolation through facilitating craft workshops in sheltered accommodation.

Charlie’s Way

Charlie’s Way is a support group for parents and carers of children and young people with learning disabilities. Set up by a local resident with experience of supporting a child with learning disabilities, the group provides the opportunity for parents and carers to receive support in a friendly environment. Charlie’s Way offers a listening ear to parents and carers and training around the issues of supporting a child with Special Educational Needs and Development (SEND). The group also has guest speakers who give talks on various key topics. Charlie’s Way meets every Monday from 11-1 pm (term time only). For more information or to contact the group go to their Facebook Page or private Facebook group.

Events and activities

Supporting residents to develop community events is a core function of the High Park Project. Together with our partners such as local schools and charities, the project aims to host meaningful events that help to initiate lasting change. Since 2019, the High Park Project has delivered school holiday and after school activities for children, family fun days and community days. To keep up to date with the latest events and activities join our Facebook page.

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