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Aged 11 - 17 and bored this Easter?

Go Create! The Bishops Park Youth Forum has organised a range of hands-on and creative activities over the Easter holidays. Check out their flyer for more information.


Can you spare five days this summer?

i-Tree Eco London Tree and Woodland Survey of Greater London

Do you want to be involved in the world's largest urban forest survey?

Can you spare five days this Summer?

Then register your interest in the London i-tree survey 2014!

The RELEAF London Partnership is undertaking a survey of London's trees and woodlands, to establish the benefits they provide and put a value on them.

Please see the i-Tree flyer for more information on how to register!


Walkabout with Council Officers in Bishops Park

All Friends and users of the Park are most welcome to come and ask questions about maintenance or improvements you would like to see in the park. We are meeting outside the Café on Thursday 24th April at 6.00 p.m. so please invite your friends and neighbours, they are most welcome.


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.



AGM

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:

Chair Amanda Lloyd-Harris
Deputy Chair Roger Weston
Treasurer Keith Mallinson
Membership Rowena Vaughan
General Members Vivien Heilbron
Howard Palmer Q.C.
Victor Ho
Christopher Round
Andrew Zoltowski

Puppy Tennis

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.

For more information please see this flyer or e-mail: info@friendsofbishopspark.com.


Safety in Parks Award for Bishops Park

(L-R) Amanda Lloyd-Harris, Chairman, Boris Johnson and
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.

Logo and link to the Green City Bats scheme.