Scene in the park
Gardening and Conservation at Bishops Park
A monthly programme of conservation and gardening meetings has been aranged from November through to September 2014. So join us in transforming the parks and grounds of Bishops Park and Fulham Palace through planting, maintenance and conservation activities:
- Learn practical horticultural and conservation skills
- Gain valuable volunteering experience
- Get outside and meet new people
- Activities may include: tending the rose gardens, bulb planting, weeding, wildlife surveying and habitat building.
These events are free to attend and open to adults of all ages. Hot drinks and biscuits provided. Meet at the Bishop’s Park café, Bishop’s Park, Bishop’s Ave, SW6 6EA. Please see our events page for more details
Photographs from Guy Fawkes night
Click the photograph below to see more taken at the firworks display on 1 November.
The Friends 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on 2nd October at the Community Room in Bishops Park. Your Committee for the following year is:
|Deputy Chair||Roger Weston|
|General Members||Vivien Heilbron|
|Howard Palmer Q.C.|
Tennis classes are being offered at Bishops Park Tennis Centre in Fulham for children aged 18 months - 3 years. For further information or to book a lesson please see the Puppy Tennis website.
New Park Map
A new map of Bishops Park is available. Check it out for the features and facilities of the Park following the restoration work.
This history of Bishops Park by Sally Miller has been published to mark the restoration of the park.
Copies available from the Friends of Bishops Park, priced at £14.95.
Make cheques payable to Friends of Bishops Park and send to 54 Langthorne Street, London SW6 6JY for your copy.
Safety in Parks Award for Bishops Park
Roger Weston, Deputy Chairman
Amanda Lloyd-Harris, Chairman of the Friends of Bishops Park and Palace Riverside Safer Neighbourhood Panel accepted the London Mayor's Silver Safety in Parks Award from Mayor of London, Boris Johnson on Friday 13th May at City Hall.
This is a new award that judges the capital's parks and their relative safety. The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham received two Silver Awards with the other going to South Park.
Amanda praised the work of the Parks Constabulary and the local Metropolitan Police team saying: 'By working together we are ensuring that our parks are safe for all to stroll around and more residents can enjoy what the parks have to offer.'
Bishops Park is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment having been awarded nearly £8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and H&F Council to restore the park back to its former glory. The works will also include improved facilities and equipment for toddlers up to teenagers. 'During this time the Parks Constabulary has been an ever increasing presence to ensure that safety is still their number 1 priority'. The works should be finished in late September.
Amanda added: 'This is an award to be shared by the Parks Constabulary and all those unsung people who keep a special eye on our park, the people's park. I hope all residents will continue to support them so our parks remain special.'
Green City Bat scheme
The Friends of Bishops Park have signed up to the Green City Bats scheme, for further information on the scheme and how you can get involved please click on the logo below.