FoEP: Improving the Park for the benefit of the whole community
‘Friends of Eastfield Park’ (FoEP) is a voluntary community organisation whose main aim is to improve Eastfield Park, Northampton, UK, for the benefit of all its users. We do this through research, consultation, planning, development and promotion of the Park as well as organising conservation activities and social events in the Park. Our vision is “To create a safe and accessible park with well managed and maintained facilities and amenities that enhance the well being of residents living in the area. The park should reflect and retain its natural beauty and heritage and be a place to relax, learn and be inspired.”
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Committee Members (2016):
Friends of Eastfield Park (FoEP) was originally formed in November 2006 as a result of local interest in improving the Park for the benefit of the whole community. It was officially constituted at a public meeting in November 2007. Membership is open to all individuals and groups interested in furthering the objectives of the organisation. The FoEP committee consists of up to 12 members and is elected annually in February at the AGM. The committee currently has representatives from:
Eastfield Residents Association
Lakeview Residents Association
Broadmead Baptist Church
1. The objectives of FoEP shall be to ensure the facilities of the Park are maintained, enhanced, conserved and improved for the benefit of the whole community.
2. To protect the natural beauty and help to improve the existing facilities and resources of the park.
3. To provide facilities in the interests of social welfare, health and recreation with the object if improving the quality of life for the residents of Northampton.
4. FoEP will campaign and raise funds to maintain and improve the character and access to the Park.
5. To ensure a community based involvement in the future of the park.
6. FoEP will initiate and monitor schemes to develop facilities of the park.
7. FoEP will consult with residents and negotiate with the Local Authority and other bodies.
8. FoEP will aim for the park to gain the ‘Green Flag Award’.
9. FoEP will operate within their equal opportunities policy at all times.
The green and blue of the logo represent the grass and water of Eastfield Park; the 26 black circles represent the Bull Ring, one of the oldest features of the Park being present on maps dated 1791 (there were 26 trees in the ring at the time of the sale of the Weston Favell House Estate in 1923/1924). Monotype Corsiva font has been used as a heading for ‘Friends of Eastfield Park’ since its formation in 2006; Goudy Stout font was chosen for ‘FOEP’ to represent the ‘rural’ nature of much of this suburban Park. (The ‘O’ of FoEP is in capitals for the sake of balance; it is normally written in lower case.)
The logo of FoEP consists of a ring of 26 black circles on a green square with a blue strip running down the left-hand side of the square. ‘Friends of Eastfield Park’ is written vertically in Monotype Corsiva font down the blue strip and the initials ‘FOEP’ are written in Goudy Stout font as a block in the centre of the ring.
Policy Documents: (Download copies here)
Constitution: (Download copy here)
Mr John Baxter (Treasurer & Minutes Secretary)
Mr Christopher Freeman (newly elected)
Mr Bernard Kelly (Vice-Chair)
Borough Cllr Anna King (Phippsville Ward)
Mr Tony Mallard
Ms Vikkie Maloney
Ms Linda Martin
Ms Carole Morrison
Mr Martin Sawyer (newly elected)
Dr Vic Smith (Chair)
Mr Alan Wright (Former County Councillor)