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Duck Food For Sale

Duck and swan food now for sale in the Tea House. All proceeds to Friends of Bishops Park. The food is specially formulated to supliment their natural diet, the food also sinks to the bottom, not float to the sides like bread, so discourages rats and other vermin.

Food from Ark Wildlife – click here

June 2022

Summer Drinks – 22 June 2022

For Friends, Gardeners, Litterpickers and Members

Summer Drinks Party at the Tea House in the Park. Food and venue kindly provided by The Tea House, wine sponsored by RJV Designs.

June 2022

River view in Bishops Park, credit Alex Gee

Parks Survey

The Council are running a survey about the parks. Please take the time to complete it:

Survey: Click HERE

Storm Damage

You can report any fallen trees or damage in H&F to the Highways and Environment teams on 020 8748 8588. More emergency Out of Hours contact information can be found here: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/emergencies-and-safety/emergency-out-hours-information

23/2/2022

Bishops Park, Fulham, Cafe, Tea House,

Tea House Licencing Application

The Tea House (Cafe) in the park has applied for a licence to sell alcohol in the Tea House.  The consultation ends Monday 7 February 2022. 
The application is for the sale of alcohol on and off the premises Monday – Sunday 9am to 11pm. 
The premises will close at 5pm and sale of alcohol after that time both on and off the premises will be for events held at the venue.
To date there has been no sale of alcohol in the park especially when matches are held to deter anti social behaviour. 

We understand that there have been substantial alterations to the initial application and many of the concerns that residents and park users have raised been addressed. However if you have any concerns regarding the application please click on the link below:

https://public-access.lbhf.gov.uk/online-applications/licencingApplicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=R58P2WBIGY600

1/2/2022


View of Bishops Park taken from Putney Bridge at sunset, credit Alex Gee

AGM 2021

A date has been set for the AGM 2021

Date:   October 7th

Time:    from 6.30pm

Venue:   AGM will be held on Zoom

Link will be sent in due course.

If you would like to join our committee and be part of a local society which advocates on behalf of the Park please put your name forward. For more details of this role please email secretary.friendsofbishopspark@gmail.com


HOW TO GROW YOUR SEEDS

To view the PDF supplied by Permablitz (Moat Garden) on how to grow on your seeds click here.   These seeds will be planted out in the Moat Garden when ready.


FARMERS/FOOD MARKET

The Council are in the process of considering the use of the Events Circle, and we will update as soon as we hear about the return of the market and other events.


12/4/2021

Response from the Richard Gill, Senior Parks Manager: 

The Council has not decided to close the market permanently.

Due to the ongoing pressure on space in our parks from the increased footfall, it continues to be difficult at times to maintain social distancing. As a result, the reintroduction of concessions in parks, i.e. farmers markets ,fairs , ice cream vans, coffee carts etc, was discussed at the Councils Technical Assurance Group (TAG) for CoVid on Wednesday 7th April. The outcome of the meeting was:

  • that until such time the pressure on space diminishes, or, until all CoVid restrictions are lifted, concessions should not return.
  • that priority should be given to organised sport , fitness, and school classes.

As a result, the farmers markets will not be able to resume as originally planned from week beginning 12 April.

Furthermore , we are also going to take this opportunity to review the purpose of the markets and develop a new set of outcomes for operators to deliver, to meet the council’s priorities. Once this has been developed, the opportunity to operate markets in council parks, will then be advertised through a competitive tender process. A timetable for the tender process will be available in due course.

Richard Gill, Senior Parks Manager


MOAT GARDEN MEETING

Following on from the Moat Garden Survey a zoom meeting was held on 25th March outlining the results and plans for this area.  If you would like to watch the meeting please click on the link below.

We covered:

  •  your ideas and improvements from the survey and project plans
  •  a community planting day in April of the flowers we’ll start sowing this evening!
  •  a demonstration to how to sow the flower seeds, then bring to plant in the Garden. 

To view a pdf of the presentation click here

Alex Laird – Moat Garden co-ordinator for Friends of Bishops Park  alsl@btinternet.com 020 7736 8975.


River view in Bishops Park, credit Alex Gee

AGM MEETING

2020 VIA ZOOM OCTOBER

We are going to try and hold this years AGM on line via zoom.  Many of you will have had experience with this app during lockdown, some of you won’t have.  Hopefully it will prove to be easy although possibly not very interactive. Please click on the link below to register and you will be sent log in and password details. Please register in advance for this meeting.

If you have any questions please send them through to the secretary.friendsofbishopspark@gmail.com  before 22nd September.

Register Here

To read the 2019 AGM mins please click on this link

There are a few changes to the current committee:

Roger Weston is standing down as Secretary, we thank him for his sterling work in this position.  It was supposed to be temporary!  Thank you Roger.

Isabel Hill Smith is standing down as treasurer.  A position she has executed with great precision and helpfulness. We thank her for her diligence.  Jane Swithinbank is also standing down, we thank her for all her help and hope that she will continue with the wonderful Nature Notes for the newsletter.

The following members of the committee are willing to stand for another year.

Co Chair
Melanie Healy & Rowena Vaughan 
Proposed by Roger Weston and seconded by Victor Ho

Membership Secretary
Isabelle Du Bois – proposed by Melanie Healy and seconded by Rowena Vaughan
 
Committee Member with portfolioAlex Laird – Moat Garden proposed by Melanie Healy and seconded by Rowena Vaughan
General Committee Members without portfolio
Roger Weston – proposed by Melanie Healy and seconded by Rowena Vaughan
Victor Ho – proposed by Melanie Healy and seconded by Rowena Vaughan
 
Standing as Secretary
Sarah Jane Johnson – proposed by Melanie Healy and seconded by Rowena Vaughan
 
Standing as Treasurer
Tommaso Ponsele – proposed by Sarah Jane Johnson and seconded by Melanie HealyIf members would like to stand for committee please  send your application with proposer and seconder to: chair.bishparkfriends@gmail.com
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Gardening Group Restarts 2020

The first Gardening Group out of lockdown 2020

Date: Wednesday 8th July

Meet: between the bowling club and the cafe

Time: between 9.15 – 9.30.

For any newcomers please do stay as long or as short a time as you can give. Equipment will be provided, but if you have gloves please bring them.

Ian, head gardener would be happy for a fortnightly Gardening Group through the summer. We will confirm the dates shortly.

If you would like more information or to join the Gardening Club please email chair.bishparkfriends@gmail.com

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