Brockwell Park Tree Towels – Available at Herne Hill Market 22/3/2015

photoBrockwell Park Community Partners has a stall at the Herne Hill Market this coming Sunday 22nd March 2015.

We shall have more of our lovely tree-towels (pictured), Brockwell Park Plum Jam, Wildflower Seeds and Cards.

 All proceeds go to a registered charity to support projects and events in the Park.

Come and see us!

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Have your say on the future of Lambeth Parks

VolunteerWe know you love Brockwell Park – and all the other parks and green spaces in Lambeth!

We believe that maintaining parks and open spaces is vital to all who live and work in Lambeth. More people use parks and open spaces than any other service Lambeth provides.

The Parks’ budget will be cut by half – from £4.4m a year to £2.2m by 2016.

You can do something –there are two different ways you can let Lambeth know what you think about their proposals. Lambeth want to know what you think – but if you don’t support your park in either of the ways listed below – then they will hear that parks don’t matter that much.

1. Respond to the consultation

The Public Consultation ends on Friday 24 April. So you need to go online lambeth.gov.uk/culture2020consultation and fill in the questionnaire; and get your friends to do the same. Each person who fills it in counts – each person who doesn’t will get the decisions made for them by Lambeth.

You can get a hard copy of a summary “Cultural Services by 2020” from your local Lambeth Library. It has the questionnaire in so you can fill it in that way and then post it – or hand it in at any library.

Please respond to the consultation and say why safe and well-maintained parks are a vital service. We don’t want to see the improvements that have taken place in the last 20 years – lost.

2. Attend a Parks workshop

The Parks Workshop – come along! This takes place on:

Saturday 21st March – 11am – 1pm

at

The Karibu Education Centre

7 Gresham Road, London

Brixton SW9 7PH

There will be Lambeth Councillors and Officers waiting to hear what you think. The Libraries Workshop was jam-packed with supporters – we have to achieve the same.

The Parks belong to all of us – so fill in the questionnaire and come to the workshop.

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Volunteers rotivating the Wildflower Slope

WFSWe continue to rotivate and dig over the Wildflower slope tomorrow – Thursday 19th February 2015.

So if you are free – just come along and join us.  As you can see from the mini-river by the Lido, you will need boots!

See you there.

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Volunteers required to rotivate the wildflower slope

133Volunteers are required to rotivate the wildflower slope by Brockwell Lido in preparation for Spring, on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th February at 10.30am.

This year we left the plants to self-seed but at the end of the rotivating we will be adding additional seed that was gathered in September 2014.

If you have any free time on either day – please come and join us.  Even if you can give two hours, it makes a difference.  There are lots of jobs to be done – raking, weed and stubble clearance and a bit of digging and disposing of stones, bricks and general rubbish.

Please wear good strong boots/shoes  and a warm jacket. Hoping to see you there!

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Second Brockwell Park shelter sabotaged

Vandalised shelter 1A second Brockwell Park shelter has been damaged in the space of a few weeks. The vandalism to the shelter on the path between Norwood Lodge and Herne Hill park gate is thought to have taken place over the weekend of 31st January / 1st February 2015. Eight panes of glass have gone completely and a further four have been damaged. The attack, which has been reported to the Metropolitan Police, comes only a few weeks after the tennis court public shelter was burned to the ground by arsonists.

Vandalised shelter 2 Vandalised shelter 3

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