Tesco’s Funding On The Way!

We are really pleased to announce that £8,000 from the Tescos Bags of Help initiative is coming soon!!

Loads of you told us during the consultation, that you hated the unwelcoming fencing surrounding the play area, so this is the first thing we will be removing and aim to replace it with something lower and less severe.  The divide between the play areas will go in preparation for the new mounding and sweeping path and the boundary near the car park will be moved back, allowing for more space to play.


This is the beginning of a larger plan to enhance these spaces for our children 🙂

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Funding Up-date

Unfortunately we didn’t receive enough votes to continue with the Aviva Community Fund – over 5 million received in total for various project!  Thank you to those of you who did show support and we will let you know in a few weeks how much we received through Tesco’s Bags of Help!

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Voting Closes at Midday Today!


Last chance to vote for Thorpe St Andrew Parks through the Aviva Community Fund, if you haven’t had a chance before, log on now!  Every vote counts 🙂

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Voting Opens Tomorrow!


Pop in to Tesco’s over the next 2 weeks (Sprowston or Drayton superstores) and you’ll get a chance to vote for The Friends of Thorpe St Andrew Parks – no minimum spend, just remember to ask the cashier for your token!

With your support, we could receive up to £12,000, enabling us to make improvements to the unsightly fence, begin planting to soften the boundaries, re-locate play equipment to fit with the new plans and install new play equipment.

The Friends of Thorpe St Andrew Parks have also applied to the Aviva Community Fund, so please take a minute to log-in and vote!  New equipment is costly, we need ever bit of help to make these plans happen  🙂

Aviva Community Fund


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Have Your Vote!


It’s been a week since the Aviva Community Fund opened, so if you haven’t already, please take a minute to vote!  With your support, we could be in with a chance of receiving up to £25,000 for new play equipment for the local park – this would benefit many children within the local community.

It’s easy: google Aviva Community Fund, register, search Friends of Thorpe St Andrew Parks, Norwich and vote – you can vote up to 10 times!

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Aviva Community Fund – Please Vote For Us!

Please Vote, Vote, Vote!!! (you can vote up to 10 times for the same project!)  It only takes a minute, please click below:

Log in here to vote!

Your votes really do count – we could receive up to £25,000 – enabling us to add new play equipment within the Laundry Lane Park, benefiting a huge amount of local children!  But no votes = no funds  😦   So please show us your support  🙂

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These are the new plans for the Laundry Lane play area, offering different play opportunities and experiences for a variety of age groups, with seating and shade.

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Recent Report Suggests Cuts to Budgets Will Have a Detrimental Impact Upon Our Parks

In a recent article published by the Guardian, the concerns over the local authorities cuts to budgets and the impact this has to our well loved parks is highlighted.

Guardian Article – UK’s Public Parks Face Decline and Neglect.

This reminds us how important it is to be creative in seeking funds from elsewhere to ensure our parks do not decline over the coming years as predicted, but are enhanced for the benefit of the whole community.


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