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Summer Newsletter

Fielder’s Meadow – Co Chair Update

The Church Commissioners have signed off on the lease for the park. The contractors have started work in the park. The summary document S123, will be on the website shortly. outlines and lists all the concerns and questions that we and others have asked. We understand the concern that everyone has about protection of the trees, planning creep and reinstatement of the park after works have been completed and to this end the Friends have had numerous meetings with Fulham Football Club and the council officers dealing with the development to ensure that the needs of the parks users and the park its self will have had representation. When we have more detailed information we will inform you by email and post it on the website.

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Fielders Meadow Fulham Football Club Park News

URGENT: Fulham Football Club Planning Application

Last Chance to Have YOUR say by 18th March 2018!

Please take a moment to read this information regarding the proposed new stand and facilities. The closing date for objections has been extended to 18th March 2018 and should be addressed to Sian Brown, Planning Officer, at Sian.Brown@lbhf.gov.uk

reference: FFC Planning Application 2017/04662FUL.

    Things you need to know:

  • Fielders Meadow will be closed for TWO years for use as part of the building site.
  • Nothing to assure us of what the park will look like after it is handed back.
  • Likely substantial loss of amenity to Bishops park as turnstiles for the proposed new riverside stand will now be accessed from the park.
  • Proposed new stand will encroach 11 metres into the Thames which will affect wildlife and use of the river.

The full text of the objection letter from the Friends can be found here.

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Friends Committee News

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends is due to be held on Thursday 19th October at St Ethrelda’s Church Hall, corner of Fulham Palace Road / Cloncurry Street. Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Our first guest speaker this year is: Peter Eversden, MBE, Chairman of The London Forum.

The London Forum represents the views and interests of amenity and civic societies in London and their members on issues that are important for the living and working environment of Londoners, particularly in the fields of Town Planning, Development Management, Heritage, Transport, Infrastructure, Waterways and Open Spaces.

Our second speaker is Seam O’Loughlin from Fulham Football Club who wills speak on their planning application for the Riverside Stand.

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Park News

Green Flag Award

Congratulations are in order as Bishops Park wins Green Flag Award a for a second time.

For the second year running, Bishops Park has won the Green Flag Award for park quality. This award is judged on eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. This is due in no small part to a number of dedicated people, including local residents ensuring standards are maintained, Quadron and Council workers who have all made a significant contributions to the retaining of the much sort after Green Flag Award.

The full article is posted on LBHF news

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Fielders Meadow Fulham Football Club

Closure of Fielders Meadow

Update – Developments at FFC and use of Fielders Meadow

The Friends of Bishops Park have been having ongoing dialogue with H&F Council, Fulham Football Club (FFC) and the Church Commissioners about the development of the Riverside Stand and the partial use of Fielders Meadow for a two year period as a site to store materials etc. whilst this development takes place. There have been many questions around whether this is an appropriate use of the park, even for a temporary period.

Whilst many residents have expressed their concerns we have tried to have then addressed by the relevant parties and have sought assurances that any damage to the fabric of the park is dealt with once the works are completed. There are significant financial incentives attached to FFC leasing this part of the park which is separate to the S106 money attached the approved planning application.

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Get Involved!

Photos of events in the park can be seen in our photo gallery. Check it out as new photos are being added with new events in the park.

Or join us on Facebook! Check out the Bishops Park page for all the latest news on events in the park.

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Park News

Evening Standard on 19 August 2014 Jonathan Prynn, Consumer Business Editor

“A row has broken out over the closure of a west London garden centre following its sale by one of the Prince of Wales’ charities.

The 30-year-old Fulham Garden Centre is set to close at the end of the month and is expected to be replaced by a pet supplies firm.

It is run by the youth charity Fairbridge, part of the Prince¹s Trust, which said it was leasing the site at a minimum of £75,000 a year to raise more funds.

Campaigners claim that the chief financial officer of the Prince¹s Trust, Amy Stirling, was appointed at the same time as she became a non-executive director of Pets at Home, the company tipped to take over the site. Residents fear it will build one of its warehouse-style stores and have appealed to Prince Charles to save the centre.

Pets at Home refused to comment but a source close to the company said it was not planning to construct a warehouse and that Ms Stirling had no involvement with negotiations over leasing the site.”

Original Article

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Park News

Petition on Sale of Fairbridge Garden Centre

A petition has been raised asking The Prince’s Trust to reconsider the decision to sell Fairbridge Garden Centre to Pets At Home. Check out the petition for more information.

A Friends of Fulham Palace Garden Centre Facebook page has also been created.

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Park News

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 2011 at City Hall.

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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.