Friends of Bute Park

Important Notice

The Bute Park Friends Group is currently being reshaped and rejuvenated by a small committee.

Recruitment is underway for new members of the group.

If you would like to become involved with the Bute Park Friends Group please email

paul.barrett@newfriendsofbutepark.co.uk or ian.body@newfriendsofbutepark.co.uk 

 

The Friends of Bute Park are passionate about improving the park and keeping it special.

The Friends work closely with the Bute Park team to:

  • carry out conservation,
  • organise litter picks,
  • label trees, and
  • remove invasive plants such as Himalayan Balsam.

To promote the natural and historic features of the park, the friends also organise:

  • walks,
  • nature rambles,
  • bird watches, and
  • wildlife surveys.

To represent park users, the friends group:

  • provide feedback on new ideas and initiatives,
  • offer advice and a park-user-perspective to the Council, and
  • meet regularly to discuss and support the park maintenance and management plan.

If you want to know more about the group please contact butepark@cardiff.gov.uk  

The Friends also have a noticeboard and letter box in the Secret Garden Café.

The Friends of Bute Park Constitution

The purpose of the friend’s group as stated in their constitution is to:

  • Celebrate the environment, wildlife and history of Bute Park.
  • Protect, conserve and enhance Bute Park as a place of freedom, recreation and safe enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the community.
  • Promote Bute Park to the local and wider community.
  • Increase, protect and publicise the biodiversity of Bute Park.
  • Work in partnership to these ends with Cardiff County Council, statutory bodies and voluntary groups
  • Inform and seek the views of local people and representative groups so that the park may best serve the local community.
  • Ensure the actions of the Friends work with reference to Cardiff County Council’s Maintenance and Management plan for the Park.
Some wild garlic growing in Bute Park