Friends of Brockwell Park

Local Christmas Fairs!

It’s Winter Fair and Christmas Bazaar time in the Herne Hill area! Last weekend St Phillip and St James (just off Poplar Walk at Lowden) had their annual Christmas Fair - yet again well attended with lots on.  https://ssphilipandjameshernehill.wordpress.com/

Friends of Brockwell Park deplores licensing go-ahead for Field Day event

Independent parks charity, the Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP), deplores the decision by the London Borough of Lambeth’s Licensing Committee to grant a licence to Field Day/Mighty Hoopla to hold a massive, gated event in Brockwell Park this 1-3 June 2018. Lambeth’s decision comes despite a prolonged local campaign, in which FOBP played a prominent role.

First Friends of Brockwell Park car boot sale of 2018

With spring in the air, it's the April Friends of Brockwell Park fundraising car boot sale. Come along, meet the neighbours and buy some stuff (9am to 1pm, Lido car park, Sunday 8 April). We are open to the public from 9am. There's a refreshment stall and free parking in Dulwich Road. Sellers arrive from 7am, first come first served (no advance bookings): £12 per car; £15 per van.

A perfect April Sunday Herne Hill morning: done!

Here are the dates for the rest of the year:

Final 2017 FoBP carboot sale - Sept. 10th!

The final Friends of Brockwell Park fund-raising carboot sale of the 2017 season is set for Sunday Sept. 10th!

Friends of Brockwell Park Carboot Sale for August

Clear out your sheds and cupboards, or come seeking recycling bargains and neighbours to talk to! The monthly Friends of Brockwell Park Carboot Sale is back in the Lido carpark on August 6th! See other Friends' events at: http://www.friendsofbrockwellpark.org/events/

Just two Friends of BP carboot sales left this summer!

The Friends of Brockwell Park carboot sale is the second Sunday in the month (during warmer seasons).  Which means ... THIS SUNDAY August 14th is the August carboot date! Running out of weather and with that event dates - just one more FoBP carboot sale this year after Sunday and that will be on September 11th. Where's summer disappearing to?

New management structure for Brockwell Park

According to Brockwell Park Community Partners, Lambeth Council has announced a new management structure for its Parks.

"From 24th August 2015, Brockwell Park will no longer have a dedicated park manager but instead will be served by Clarence Riley, who has management responsibility for Brockwell Park and 10 other parks in and around the Herne Hill and Tulse Hill areas."

Friends of Brockwell Park Annual Tree Celebration June 1st

On Sunday June 1st Friends of Brockwell Park will hold their Annual Tree Celebration. Every year people pay to have trees planted to remember loved ones, celebrate family or other events - or just for love of the park. The tree celebration is when the Mayor of Lambeth comes to help dedicate the trees - always a great occasion. 2pm, Norwood Lodge.

Reminder Lido User Forum tmrw 28th 10am-12pm; Lido disabled parking misuse continues

Wahey! Not one, not two or three, but all four disabled parking bays in the Brockwell Lido car park taken up by unbadged vehicles recently, and all at the same time! Witnessed one of the drivers pull up, take a bike out, and then pedal off into the park. Before she did, this very brief conversation took place:

 

WE: "These bays are for disabled users"

SHE: "So?"

WE: "Noticed you're not displaying a blue badge."

SHE: "I have one"

WE: "You need to display it if you have one or not park here"

SHE: "Sod off" (at which point she cycles off)

 

Brockwell Park hedge planting continues in the New Year - Volunteer! 11am - 3pm

Planting of almost 800 metres of native hedgerow along the Cressingham ridge on the western side of Brockwell Park continues in 2013, with volunteer sessions taking place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout January and February. The one volunteering session remaining this week is on the 10th of January, 11am - 3pm!

 

 

This hedge will be the longest, newly planted hedgerow in Lambeth!

 

 

Funding from Biff Award and Veolia Environmental Trust has enabled Brockwell Park Community Partners with the Trust for Conservation Volunteers to make this happen.

 

 

Hawthorn, Cherry plum, Hornbeam, Field Maple, Spindle, Dog rose and more will provide food and nesting sites for birds whilst supporting bees, butterflies, small mammals, amphibians and insects plus an all year round colourful hedgerow for park visitors to enjoy.

 

 

If you would like to get involved in helping to prepare and plant this very special hedgerow then do join us. Contact: thoare@lambeth.gov.uk

 

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