In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.
If you would like to be involved more closely with The Royal Parks here are some useful links to local friends groups:
The Royal Parks Guild is a voluntary Partner Organisation of The Royal Parks who are responsible for managing and preserving over 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London.
Our aim is a serious one – championing The Royal Parks by promoting their qualities, including horticultural excellence and historical significance, whilst offering practical support where appropriate. Allied to this is the service to its members through the provision and development of a broad range of social activities, and keeping members abreast of current and past news of The Royal Parks.
The Honourable Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO at the Guild's launch in 2006
"I am delighted to be able to give support to The Royal Parks Guild, which has been launched after what I understand has been a 10-year gestation and cultivation period.
One of the objectives of The Royal Parks Guild is to support Education and Vocational Training, and the fact that six of the Officers of the Guild are former Apprentices speaks for itself."
The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.