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Friends of Grant Thorold Park – Launch Event

We’re excited to let you know about the upcoming launch of a brand new community group – Friends of Grant Thorold Park.

Everyone on the East Marsh knows Grant Thorold Park. An important green space for so many residents, the park is really special – and we want to keep it that way. In fact, we want to go one step further and make it even better!

Here are some of the things Proud East Marshians have been saying about the park and what they’d like to change and improve –

Make the park prettier. New flower beds, better signage and the restoration of original features, such as the bandstand and main entranceway.

Better sporting facilities. A revamped five-a-side pitch, upgraded basketball court and new places for other sports and games.

Accessibility and maintenance. General upkeep of the children’s playground, repaired footpaths and more seating areas.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Frequent litter picking and regular inspections.

Enhanced security. A brand new boundary fence, night-time gates and improved lighting.

More events and occasions. Organised activities such as outdoor plays, screenings, arts and crafts, lectures and community festivals.

These are all just ideas for now – if you’d like to get involved and have your say in shaping the future of the park, make sure you join the Zoom call on Thursday 11th March at 2pm.

Click here for the Zoom link!

You can also email us at and we’ll send you the link before the meeting. On the day, we’ll be chatting about what other things we’d like to change about the park, and find out who’d like to be involved with bringing the project to life.

And if you can’t make the call, there are other ways to get your voice heard. You can email any thoughts about the park to us at, phone us on 07861 675828 or you can write to us at –

Friends of Grant Thorold Park
C/O East Marsh United
The Courtyard,
Freeman Street Market,
Freeman Street,
DN32 7DS

You can also drop us a message via our Facebook page or leave a comment underneath this blog post.

We can’t wait to get started with this exciting new chapter for our wonderful neighbourhood park!

Love and light,

East Marsh United x