ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Maldon District Council and the Maldon Tourist Information Centre would like to express their thanks to the following people and groups for their contribution to this site and to the Maldon District.

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Steve Boutwell

We are extremely grateful for the time and effort Steve has dedicated to sourcing us wonderful scenes from around the Maldon District. Mounted photographs taken by Steve are available to purchase at the Maldon District Tourist Information Centre.

Malcolm Brown

A member of the Essex Guild of Craftsman, Malcolm has a huge array of artistic and capivating photos. Specialising inparticular on the beautiful natural aspects of the District, Malcolm has really captured the essence of Maldon. http://www.mjb-images.co.uk/

Paul Harriss

We would like to thank Paul for his Coastal Walk photographs taken in 2013.

FRIENDS GROUPS

Regular park users know their park inside out and fully understand how it functions. They have opinions about what works well and what could be done better, and frequently put forward suggestions to us on how it might be improved.

Vital links

Many park useres channel their views through one of the Friends Groups now established throughout the District.

Friends Groups are a vital link between Maldon District Council and the community and they make an invaluable contribution to development plans.

Raising funds

Financial resources for parks, especially in rural areas, are limited. At present there is no statutory duty for councils to provide a parks service, in spite of their obvious benefits to the community. Friends Groups can tap into funds to improve parks that are available to community groups but not to local authorities.

Community involvement

Informing the community, listening to their views, giving them the opportunity to have their say in the future direction of the park produces development plans that respond to local need, offer value for money and are sustainable. This ensures that we continually strive to improve our standards and provide better quality open spaces.

Friends of the Promenade Park

Bob Wyness

01621 843154 - rewyn@tiscali.co.uk

The Friends of Hester Place

Una Norman

01621 782824

Friends of Southminster Open Spaces

Paula Neall

01621 773243 - paulaneall@yahoo.co.uk

Friends of Riverside Park

Contact Maldon District Council

01621 854477 - contact@maldon.gov.uk

The Oak Tree Meadow Community Group

Contact Maldon District Council

01621 854477 - contact@maldon.gov.uk

Friends of St George's Field

Alistair Cameron

01621 853323

Friends of West Maldon Recreation Ground

Ken Warwick

01621 853821 - kenn.warwick@btopenworld.com

Little Totham Landscape Group

Contact Maldon District Council

01621 854477 - contact@maldon.gov.uk

Interested?

Friends Groups can make a difference. If you have an interest in one of our parks or open spaces and there is already a Friends Group set up, you can contact the group on the details listed above.

If you feel that there are issues needing to be adressed relating to a park or open space where there is currently no Friends Group, and you would like to discuss these with someone, please contact Maldon District Council on telephone number 01621 854477 or by email contact@maldon.gov.uk