The Friends of Cotteridge Park was set up in 1997 after the park was threatened with the loss of services including our on-site park keeper.  Local residents mounted a successful campaign and the park was saved.  Since then park users have been working tirelessly to improve the park’s infrastructure and to provide services and activities that meet the needs of the local community.

Volunteers do all sorts of things:

  • regular litter picks (to supplement the weekly one paid for by your council tax)
  • planting and maintenance of trees and plants
  • supporting school and youth group visits
  • providing opportunities for physical activity – to keep us all healthier & happier
  • arranging social activities from CoCoMAD to the Wassail
  • raising funding for the park from trusts, grants & local businesses
  • campaigning to ensure that our park is safe for future generations

New volunteers are always welcome and if you want to get involved you can get in touch by email at or come along to one of the regular sessions in the park.

In 2012 Friends of Cotteridge became a registered charity and a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) in 2018 now has a board of trustees to oversee the management of activities and funding.  The trustees are all local residents and bring a wealth of experience to making the best of our local park. Trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting in May and new volunteers are very welcome to join the board.

Click here to see a copy of our constitution – FoCP CIO constitution November 2018 final

Click here to see our entry on the Charity Commission website

Here are the Trustees