The Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens was launched in September 2009 at an open meeting attended by close to 100 local residents living near to the five parks and gardens located by the coast at Waterloo.
The aims and objectives agreed at the launch are very comprehensive:
- To promote appropriate restoration, regeneration, renovation and maintenance of the Area (1)
- To promote the provision of facilities for recreation and amenity
- To encourage a sense of pride and community spirit.
- To work in partnership with the local authority, statutory agencies, schools, youth groups and other community and charitable bodies for the benefit of all users of the Area
- To encourage young people to appreciate the Area through education, training and good environmental practice
- To operate on a voluntary ‘not-for-profit’ basis raising and receiving funds for the furtherance of the objectives only.
- To promote the performance and observation of the Covenants (2)
- To support local bye-laws and do all such other lawful acts as are conducive to the furtherance of the objectives
(1) The ‘Area’ consists of the five gardens – Beach Lawn, Adelaide, Crescent, and Marine together with ‘Potter’s Barn’ situated in a Conservation Area, plus the children’s play area adjacent to Marine Gardens
(2) The Covenants of the 1930’s known as ‘Conditions of Transfer Under The Provisions of the Open Spaces Act 1906’ entered into by the Urban District Council of Waterloo-with-Seaforth, and the owners of the properties facing Beach Lawn, Adelaide Terrace, Marine Crescent and Marine Terrace.
Other local Business & Community groups include: