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Green Spaces during COVID19

The University of Westminster has launched a study to understand how people use, experience and feel about public green space in London during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact this has on their health and well being. Please take 10 -15 minutes to complete the survery.

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Council COVID19 Park News

Have your say about your park.

The Council have put out an open call to users of the park to find out how residents and visitors use the parks, what they want from their parks going into the future. To aid them in their plans they have put out an open call for evidence to inform the Independent Parks Commission’s findings and recommendations to the Council.

The Hammersmith & Fulham Parks Commission is a resident-led commission which is trying to develop a new vision for the parks, open spaces and cemeteries in the borough.

The Leader of the Council has asked the H&F Parks Commission to draw up a new strategy to help residents and visitors benefit more from our local parks.

We would like you to tell us how you think we can improve our open spaces.

  • Which parks and open spaces do you use regularly?
  • How do you use these spaces (for instance, to walk, to bring your children to the playground, to play sport, to sit and think, for picnics)?
  • How do you think we could improve the parks and open spaces you use?
  • What is the best way to involve local people in the decisions made about our parks?
  • How do you think the Council can ensure that a diverse group of people make decisions about our parks? 

Please submit your thoughts, views and proposals to us by Monday 7th June at the following email address: peter.smith@lbhf.gov.uk (or by return to this email).

To view our terms of reference please see the Parks Commission webpage here or at  https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/resident-led-commissions

RE OPENED 20 MAY 2020

The grassy area by the sandpit has been reopened by the council – although the sandpit and paddling pool are still shut and roped off.

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COVID19 Park News

Corona Virus & Community

There are a number of local initiatives being set up on Nextdoor.co.uk, through the local churches and other groups . Fr Ross Guntherson has been in touch regarding one such community group which is shown below.

If anyone knows of any other initiative and would like it highlighted on here please email: chair.bishpark@gmail.com

St Etheldreda – Community Care Fulham 

St Etheldreda’s (Fr Ross Gunderson & wife, Meredith on Doneraile Street) have helped launch a project to meet the needs of members of our community affected by Covid-19, most importantly to get essentials to individuals and families in isolation.  

We have a team of organisers who are looking after gathering names of willing volunteers as well as those who need support and a robust response plan has been implemented.  Primarily volunteers will be doorstep dropping essentials with little to no interaction with the isolated to ensure safety.  Some volunteers may be paired up with individuals who would appreciate friendly check-in phone calls.  Volunteers will be briefed and those in need or support simply call the church on 0207 736 3809 or email communitycare@stethsfulham.org and we will respond within 24 hours.

There is a Crowdfunder page to raise funds for essentials to families or individuals who can’t afford it or can’t manage a PayPal transition (this is a cashless programme for safety reasons).  Any excess from Crowdfunder will be donated to a charity.  The entire project is run by volunteers and donations.

To get involved:

If you would like to add your name to the list of volunteers email Fr Ross on vicar@stethsfulham.org.

And/or

If you would like to donate to the project, we would be so grateful, visit the site:  https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fulham-community-care

If you need support:

If at any time you require some support either call St. Eth’s on 0207 736 3809 or email communitycare@stethsfulham.org