Community groups

We are proud to work alongside local people to ensure our parks and open spaces are the best they can be. We currently work with 15 community groups, and are always keen to hear from people looking to join an existing group or start a new one.  In many cases, group members get involved in practical work within parks such as bulb planting, litter picking, surveys, event organising and tree planting. Our groups also hold meetings with Arun’s Parks Officers to discuss management issues and actively work with the Parks and Greenspace team to improve the overall quality of the sites.  If you love your local park and would enjoy playing an active part in its future, get in touch with us today to learn more about community groups. You can contact our team on 01903 737951 or by emailing for more information about our community groups.

Volunteer and Community Groups Charter

Please see link to our recently adopted Volunteer and Community Groups Charter.pdf [pdf] 3MB


Useful Information for Volunteers and Community Groups

Appendices for Charter.pdf [pdf] 1004KB
Appendix 1 - Example Risk Assessment.pdf [pdf] 634KB
Appendix 2&3 - Policies, General Information and Useful Links.pdf [pdf] 213KB
Appendix 4 - Insurance Guidance Note.pdf [pdf] 188KB
Appendix 6 - Grant Funding.pdf [pdf] 373KB


List of current community groups

Community Groups
Aldwick Green Conservation Society Arun Biodiversity Forum
Arundel Community Orchard Group Arundel Gardens Association
Beach Town Action Group Bognor Community Gardeners
Bluebell Wood Conservation Society East Beach Residents Association
Friends of Aldwick Parks Friends of Bersted Brooks
Friends of Langmeads Field Friends of Mewsbrook Park
Friends of Old Rectory Gardens Friends of Rock Gardens
Friends of West Beach Greener Bognor Network
Hotham Park Heritage Trust Littlehampton Community Gardeners
Maltravers Community Orchard Group Snooks Corner Community Group

Community groups conference

A Conference is held annually to recognise and celebrate the value of conservation volunteers and community involvement within Arun’s parks and greens spaces.  The Conference provides a forum for sharing of ideas and expertise and outlines Arun’s commitment to working in partnership with volunteers in the future.

Love Parks Week

Arun District Council embraces Love Parks Week every year by encouraging and supporting its Friends groups, community groups and concessions in running events during the week.