Annual General Meeting

FoVP Logo Fountain & Trees

Join us for our AGM to hear about our exciting plans for the future

  • at 7:30 pm
  • on 9th October 2020
  • via Zoom



  1. Apologies
  2. Welcome
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Election of Management Committee
  6. Review of constitution
  7. Updates from ABC
  8. Future plans
  9. Any other Business

Have you discovered Victoria Park this summer?

Have you re-discovered Victoria Park this summer?

Maybe you have recently moved into the area and discovered Victoria Park for the first time.

Why not get involved?

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our committee to help us expand the group, help to plan and organise events, support our social media and help us connect with more of the local community.

If you would be interested in joining our committee please contact us.

Please note, this is a voluntary unpaid role.

FoVP Meeting 22 July

The next general meeting of the Friends of Victoria Park will be held

  • at 7.oo pm.
  • on 22nd July 2020
  • via zoom

If you would like to join us then please contact us and we will send details on how to log in to the meeting.


  1. Apologies
  2. Welcome
  3. Election of Chair person
    Simon Howard-Smith has offered to return to the role of Chair. Any member unable to attend the meeting may email to cast a vote either for or against.
  1. Project Update from ABC
  2. Group Update
  3. Hosting of monthly stakeholder/interested party meetings.
  4. Any Other Business

Update Summer 2020

Well, this isn’t quite the summer we had planned. All our planned events this summer, including our Summer Series, Family Fun Run, Big Butterfly Count and British Spring Clean Litter Pick have had to be cancelled. It has been a big disappointment for us, especially after our successful quiz evening in February. However, these unfortunate events have given many people the opportunity to spend much more time than usual in the park and shown the importance of local open spaces in our community.

Ashford Borough Council has now appointed the project team for the project in the park, and whilst not much is able to happen in the park at the current time, they are working hard to bring plans up to date and plan future events. One of the biggest events in the park each year is Create, and this year would have been the 25th anniversary of Create. Due to the restrictions on mass events in the park, Create is unable to happen in its normal format this year. However, the team from ABC are currently working with Animate Arts to put together a Create Festival at Home offering, with  exciting playlist from local bands,  and a youth takeover of the Council’s Victoria Park Social media pages. Watch out for links from our Facebook page.

We are also starting to plan for the future and looking at what we can do either as online or socially distanced events. We will be sharing links to the Big Butterfly Count website, so that you can join in with the national event whilst social distancing, and will provide opportunities to share your photographs of the amazing butterflies in the park on our facebook page.

We are looking to increase our core team, so that we can create more diverse and resilient events in the future. If you would be interested in joining the committee, or helping with planning events, please contact us.

We will be holding our next general meeting via zoom on 22nd July. Please see the separate announcement for details.

Spring in your step

A camera (or phone) in hand while on daily exercise allows us to bring something of the Park home.

See more in our Lockdown Gallery.

Exercise in Victoria Park

Use Victoria Park for your one exercise session each day but please keep at least 2m (6ft) from anybody who you do not live with.

Please do not use the play areas.

Friends of Victoria Park Meeting

The Friends of Victoria Park will meet

at 7:00pm

on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

at The Riverside Centre

Come along and find out the latest updates on what is happening in the park, and how you can be involved.

Bike Security Marking

Wednesday 19th February 2020 10:00 – 11:00 Halfords 11:30 – 12:30 Victoria Park (Playground) also: 13:00 – 14:00 Sk8side 14:30 – 15:30 Stanhope (Ball Court) 16:00 – 17:00 Bockhanger (next to old library)

Security marking your pushbike could help to deter thieves as well asmaking it easier for Kent Police to reunite you with your bike should it be lost or stolen.

Simply bring along your bike and Kent Police will mark it for FREE.

This ls done by placing a unique code onto the frame and use of a tamper proof sticker. The bike wll also he registered onto a national database allowlng it to be identified even if it gets recovered in a different County.

For further details please follow Kent Police social media feeds on Twitter or Facebook or visit

Quiz night

Come and join us for a fun quiz night.

at 7.00pm
on 15th February 2019
at The Riverside Centre,
Clockhouse, Ashford, TN23 4YN

£4 per person, pay on the night.
Teams of 6.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

We have received as many registrations as we can accommodate so cannot take take any more.