Council, 10 August 1993.

A photo of some daffodils in Hagley Park

Category 1

The interest group will form an incorporated society or trust to adopt that park or parks. The society/trust will charge a membership fee, raise funds, hold its own bank accounts and have aims and objectives as part of its rules.

Meetings will be held on a regular basis with minutes kept and a Parks professional will represent the Council on the Management Committee. It was envisaged that this category will cater for the larger metropolitan parks.

Category 2

This category is aimed mainly at local schools or a small number of residents who would adopt a local park. Initial meetings may be held to set guidelines and work programmes and once established these groups will work to their own levels, and liaise with parks officers. This category would cater mainly for neighbourhood parks.

  • That the two categories of adoption, as outlined in the foregoing report, be endorsed
  • That a register of parks and cemeteries be kept
  • That an appropriate adoption sign be erected in these parks and cemeteries
  • That an appropriate certificate be issued to groups which adopt parks and cemeteries
  • That, in consultation with Area Parks Officers, Community Boards encourage their local communities to be involved in the scheme
  • That the scheme be assessed in 12 months' time and the outcome reported back to the Committee.