Found Festival – potential disruption to Brockwell Park users

Found Festival FenceTo all park users.

The Found Festival takes place on 13th June 2015. This is a commercial arrangement between Lambeth Events Team and Found Series.

Currently the Found Festival site is being constructed in Brockwell Park and will take place around the corral area. The fencing will be in place until 14th June 2015 and dismantled thereafter.

I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience caused to Brockwell Park users.

Paul Carter, Manager, Brockwell Park.

Vandalism mars Brockwell Park bank holiday

We regret to report that Brockwell Park was once again the target of vandalism across the Bank Holiday weekend.

GreenhouseOn May Day we received reports of further smashed windows at the Community Greenhouses.

Nine window panes have been smashed to date by rocks being thrown deliberately over the Greenhouses fence.


CEASbYmWYAAcUlJ IMG_1279The following day saw the Rosendale shelter facility vandalised.

An alert park user photographed three children, alleged to have caused the damage to the shelter, exiting the scene.

Later in the weekend a fire was lit in the ladies toilets by Brockwell Hall, which was stopped from spreading by alert contractors. Three panes of glass in the men’s toilets were smashed and there has also been excessive damage to park noticeboards.

All of this follows arson at the tennis court shelter and vandalism to the shelter between Norwood Road and Herne Hill earlier in the year.

If you have any information on these incidents, please report to the police.

If you see anti social behaviour in the Park, you can:

  • Phone the Police. 101 for non-emergency situations; 999 for emergencies
  • Phone Lambeth Council on 020 7926 4000
  • Email Brockwell Park Watch at

Please make a note of the date, time and description of any suspicious activity but do not intervene directly.

Brockwell Park honours war hero

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs part of the First World War centenary, the Borough is installing memorial plaques dedicated to Lambeth citizens who won the Victoria Cross in the First World War.

The most recent plaque was unveiled on 21st April and commemorates 2nd Lieutenant Benjamin Geary who was born in Lambeth and who lived on the Norwood Road. The plaque is sited by Brockwell Park’s Herne Hill Gate in a spot where it can be seen from the road but is protected from foot and vehicle traffic.

Benjamin Geary survived the First World War and moved to Canada afterwards. He also served in the Second World War.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe plaque was unveiled by two members of his family; the citation was read by General Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff. An honour guard represented several regiments.

The ceremony was also attended by Lambeth’s Mayor.

MADD for Brockwell Park 2015 – Community Events Programme Announced


We are pleased to announce the line up of MADD for Brockwell Park community events in 2015. Event details are correct at the time of writing. 20,000 copies of the calendar will be distributed in SE24, SW2 and SW9 from mid April. Please check this blog and our Facebook page for updates. The majority of the events are FREE although, as a small registered charity, we ask for donations to support the cost of events insurance. For general enquiries about the MADD Programme please contact:


  • Sunday 10th: Jo’s Crafty Parties, Pop Up Books Making. Performance Space, 1pm-5pm. FREE.
  • Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th: St Matthews Project 10th anniversary photo exhibition 10th anniversary. Brockwell Hall, 10am – 5pm. FREE.
  • Sunday 17th: The Five Parks Walk 2015. Brockwell Park events fundraising walk around 5 beautiful South London Parks. Start by Brockwell Hall, 10am
  • Sunday 31st: Green Rock River Band, Bluegrass, folk, Americana, big band concert. Performance Space, 2pm – 4pm. FREE.


  • Saturday 6th: Thomas Lynn Bristowe Memorial Event. Hear about the man that put Brockwell Park into public ownership. Performance Space, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 7th: Lambeth Wind Orchestra. Summer concert, Performance Space, 2pm-4pm. FREE
  • Sunday 14th: The Great North Wood Project. Art, music and storytelling to bring the story of the historic wood to life. Performance Space, 1pm-5pm. FREE


  • Sunday 5th: Effra Residents, Arts and Clay Workshop. Performance Space, 1pm-5pm. FREE.
  • Sunday 5th: Uncle Aug CIC presents Wuntanara – African Dance and Drumming. Peformance Space, 2pm – 4pm. FREE
  • Sunday 12th: Brockwell Community Dog Show. Registration from noon, show from 2pm.
  • Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th: Lambeth Country Show – in it’s 41st year! FREE.
  • Friday 24th to 2nd August. Sixteen Feet ProductionsWind in the Willows. Walled Garden. Ticket prices will be on the 16 Feet website.


  • Sunday 16th. Funky Breakers, Breakdancing and hip hop workshops. Performance Space, 2pm-4pm. FREE.


  • Sunday 6th. Soul IntentMotown, Stax and Funk. Performance Space, 2pm-5pm. FREE.
  • Sunday 20th: Brixton BMX Club hosts the London Series BMX race meeting. BMX Track. Registration 9.30am – 11pm; Racing from noon.
  • Sunday 27th: Third Thought Theatre perform Invisible People. Walled Garden, 12-4pm. FREE.


Concert*, Brockwell Hall, 1.30pm.

All Saints Concert Band, Performance Space, 2.30pm. FREE.

Greenhouse Jazz*, Community Greenhouses, 3.30pm.

*Ticket prices will be on the HHMF website.

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 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


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.