Richmond council is celebrating World Friendship Day by thanking all of the volunteers who give up their time to maintain the borough’s parks and spaces.

There are a total of 63 groups who help to make Richmond upon Thames an amazing place to visit, live and work.

Cllr Michael Wilson, spokesman for Communities, Equalities & the Voluntary Sector said: “We are incredibly lucky to live in a place full of community spirt, with so many ways to have fun, to volunteer, to get to know people and to build friendships that will stand the test of time.

“Today is a day we celebrate all the friendships old and new, from the sports fields to the cafes. From the day centres to school playgrounds. It’s our communities that make this such a special place to live. Happy World Friendship Day.”

The borough encourages residents to enjoy nature by joining a walking group which is also a chance to meet new people.

There are also coffee mornings, reading groups and clubs in the boroughs libraries which is also a great way to build new friendships.

For more information or to join a group visit:

Health Walks

Wellbeing Walks

Wellbeing Walks

If you would like to volunteer visit:

Richmond CVS