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Around 1995 a group of local people banded together to lobby Carlisle City Council to improve and invest in Hammonds Pond. Once faced with strong local feelings the council, along with a number of local groups put together a plan for regeneration of the park. Funding was sought to carry out the regeneration work and a substantial award from the Heritage Lottery Fund matched by council money turned Hammonds around. Since that time the ‘Friends of Hammonds Pond’ have developed into a very pro-active group of people who put on a wide range of community events throughout the year.  All these events are arranged by ‘The Friends’ for the community, and have been very well supported by the Police, Neighbourhood Forums, local stores, companies and many other organisations. The group does not set out to make profit but just to cover costs. However if surplus money is generated we support a selected charity each year, Air Ambulance, Eden Valley Hospice and this year the Knox Wood Animal Refuge.

The Friends are now made up from local residents of all ages, park wardens, police and PCSO’s, local councillors and council officers and welcome anyone to join them bringing support and new ideas for the future.

Friends of Hammonds Pond

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NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 21st May 2014 @ 6pm

Also includes our AGM

We are always looking for new members to join our group!
Members can come as little or as of ten as feel they are able.
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month.
Our aim is to encourage the local and wider community to take an active role in the park whether that be by simple visiting the park, coming to meetings or helping out at events. We are a voluntary group working in partnership with Carlisle City Council, the local community and other agencies for the overall benefit of the park.

Our thanks to Carlisle City Council and the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner for their support in developing this website.

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