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About Us


It's not very often that three of our members celebrate their birthday
with one very special Birthday Cake

On Friday 16 June three members of the Friends celebrated their birthdays - Annette our Treasurer, Linda, a Volunteer Gardener and Margaret a Committee Member. They were presented with a very special Birthday Cake which, after the blowing out of the candles, was illuminated with sparklers. It also tasted delicious.

The Friends are a group of local people who have helped to see the park restored to its former glory and are now helping to guide its long term development and maintenance. We have also produced a Social History of the Park which is displayed on the walkway in the new pavilion.

The group’s vision for the Park in its Terms of Reference is:

“ Dartmouth Park is considered to be the foremost historic urban park in West Bromwich. SMBC with the FoDP and other local stakeholders will work towards achieving an easily accessible, safe, attractive and welcoming high quality heritage park, which meets the needs of everyone and which contributes to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the people now and for future generations. This highly valued park will continue to improve the quality of life in West Bromwich.”

We have over 200 members and if you would like to join the Friends of Dartmouth Park and help with its regeneration, please complete our Membership Form and post it, together with your subscription, to the address on the form. Your membership gives you a bi-monthly newsletter and quarterly events. Members are also invited to join us for an interesting coach outing and a great Christmas Party. Several of our members are also volunteer gardeners in the Sensory Garden and the photographs below, courtesy of the Express & Star, show what a great time we have in the Park. In the photograph on the left the members are joined by Cllr Maria Crompton and John R Satchwell, Project Manager for the Park.

The Friends of Dartmouth Park have formally adopted Sandwell MBC's Equality Policy which is in the attached PDF document.
Sandwell MBC Equality Policy



Friends of Dartmouth Park Publications
Sorry out of stock

The History of Dartmouth Park Book cost £5 each. The Thomas Wollaston book and Children's Book cost £2.50 each. Postage and packaging costs £1.

The Dartmouth Park Heritage Walk is free of charge when attending one of our events.

The History of the Dartmouth Family is out of stock at the moment.

We give presentations to Community Groups on 'Dartmouth Park Past and Present'. If you would like us to visit your group or your group would like to visit Dartmouth Park and enjoy the presentation in the 'Blind' Dave Heeley Events Room, see contact details. The photograph below shows Newton WI audience at a recent present.


Contact Address :

Carol Hartill, Secretary of the Friends of Dartmouth Park
c/o New Street Lodge, Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich, B71 4AS

Tel: 0121 588 4747 / e-mail:
Tel 0121 525 5524 / e-mail:


Sue Slater

Roger Stopford

Annette Welch

Carol Hartill
Maggie Turner
Margaret Geddes
Jenny Francis
Yvonne Hayward

Chris Blakesley
Minute Secretary

Chris Burgess
Mark Barrett
Social Historian
Mandy Timms
Membership Sec.

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Sandwell Community Information & Participation Service Ltd