Diamond anniversary gift of £600 for Goffs Park

jpco-23-10-13 Goffs Park (Pic by Jon Rigby) ENGPPP00320131021125225
jpco-23-10-13 Goffs Park (Pic by Jon Rigby) ENGPPP00320131021125225

The diamond anniversary of Crawley’s oldest park will be celebrated in style thanks to a grant.

Crawley Borough Council has awarded £600 to The Friends of Goffs Park which will be used to fund a 60th anniversary event for Goffs Park on Sunday June 8.

The Friends of Goffs Park is a voluntary organisation set up to help preserve, develop and improve the park’s environment and facilities.

Event organiser Janet Roskilly said: “We are planning a big celebration to bring in other community groups. The event will be free to attend and there will be a play bus for children. All of the Friends events are run by volunteers.”

The council awards community grants to local not-for-profit organisations to help with projects, services and events in the town.

Cllr Nigel Boxall, Cabinet member for Community Engagement, said: “I’m pleased to be able to award this grant to help mark a special anniversary and further support our partnership working on this Green Flag awarded park.”

Groups looking to apply for a grant can contact Craig Downs on 01293 438763 or visit www.crawley.gov.uk/grants

To find out more about Goffs Park and Friends of Goffs Park visit www.friendsofgoffspark.moonfruit.com