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Latest News

The Friends of Dartmouth Park are applying to Sandwell Council for funding to replace benches in the Park that have been vandalised. (During the summer many were destroyed by visitors using them to hold their barbecues and setting fire to the bench.) It would be a great help if you could go on the website below and complete the survey in support of our application. Thank you.

Project code:WB04

Project name: Friends of Dartmouth Park  



We also share the link below to the Sandwell Town Grants website as it contains more details about our project and other consultations that are currently ongoing by the team:    



Spring in the Park



The Friends of Dartmouth Park place their own tribute on Armistice Day

Just before 11.00 Selwyn Hayward read The Exhortation and we stood for the two minutes silence before Jenny Francis laid the wreath on the Rose Bed dedicated to the members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in past and present conflicts.

At the end of our tribute Selwyn read the Kohima Epitaph:
When you go home, tell them of us and say,

For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

We were a very small group due to Covid-19 but the little ceremony went well.


Due to Covid-19 a different Remembrance Sunday Service was held in Dartmouth Park to pay tribute to those members of the the Armed Forces community from Sandwell who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts. The photograph below centre shows from left to right Minister Phil Thomas, Mayor's Sgt at Arms, Kennedy Brown, West Bromwich West MP Shaun Bailey, Sandwell MBC Dep. Leader, Cllr Maria Crompton, SMBC Mayor Cllr Ann Jaron, RTC Military Sgt., SMBC Chief Exec. David Stevens, Warley MP John Spellor, and SMBC Armed Forces Champion Cllr Steve Melia. The War Memorial was adorned with wreaths representing all the organizations in the Borough. This year there were tributes to the many 'Shot at Dawn' casualties in World War 1.

Autumn in the Sensory Garden

The volunteer gardeners have been doing a wonderful job tidying the Sensory Garden. It is looking beautiful in its autumn colours.


Our first trip of the year
We had our first trip of the year to Kew on the 15 September in a Covid safe coach and with Covid safe procedures. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed the chance to visit somewhere different. A few photographs mainly showing us relaxing in the shade.


Lovely photographs of the Sensory Garden



Contact Address: Carol Hartill
Secretary of the Friends of Dartmouth Park
c/o 2 Sandwell Road North, West Bromwich, B71 4JB
Tel: 0121 588 4747 / e-mail: carolh.fodp@btinternet.com
Tel 0121 525 5524 / e-mail: annette_welch@sky.com


Jenny Francis
Yvonne Hayward
Vice Chairman
Annette Welch
Carol Hartill
Mandy Timms
Membership Secretary
Mark Barrett
Social Historian
Chris Blakesley
Minute Secretary
Chris Burgess
Maggie Turner
Roger Stopford
Joan Burns
Margaret Geddes