The Friends of Holywells Park (FOHP) is a volunteer group established in 2001. We aim to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Holywells Park, a 67-acre area of parkland near the Waterfront in Ipswich.
FOHP Committee for 2017-18
Chair: Robin Gape
Secretary: Liz Harsant
Treasurer: Yvonne Westley
Membership Secretary: Andy Smuk
Minutes Secretary: Sarah Turner
Events Coordinator: Mary Platten
Newsletter Editor: Robin Gape
Martin Cant, Peter Locke, Tom McCarthy, Maureen Howard, Sheila Roughton, Richard Bloomfield, Charlotte Hills
Nick Wilcox, Park Manager ( phone 01473 433996)
All meetings are held in the Stable Block, Holywells Park. Committee meetings start at 19:00 (7pm). Anyone is welcome to come along and have a say on issues relating to the park. Meetings are always on a Tuesday evening at 7.00pm at roughly 6-week intervals.
Committee meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
16th January 2018
27th February 2018
10th April 2018
AGM: Thursday 19th April 2018 (Stable Block)
22nd May 2018
3rd July 2018
18th September 2018
30th October 2018
4th December 2018
15th January 2019
Visiting Holywells Park
The park is about 10 minutes walk from the Ipswich Central which is served by numerous buses. You can view a route map here.
There are bus routes that pass directly by the park:
X1, X3 Bishop’s Hill entrance
Every 8 minutes on Nacton Road/Bishop’s Hill (Mon-Sat. daytime )
X3 about every hour (Sun. daytime)
6, 6A Cliff Lane entrance
Every 20 minutes Cliff Lane (Mon-Sat. daytime )
About every 30 minutes (Sun. daytime)
The car park at the Cliff Lane entrance can only be used by blue badge holders.
Visitors are advised to use public transport or the car park at Athena Hall off Duke Street, which is only a few minutes walk from the Myrtle Road and Cliff Lane entrances to the park. It is open from 8am to midnight.