New cricket nets

The park has some spanking new, top of the range cricket nets, procured with funds made up from a Friends’ donation and park funds, match funded from Southwark Council’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer fund. These nets are designed to prevent the walker and bowler ‘clash’ across the front of the run-up that could cause a little … Continue reading New cricket nets

All the fun of the fair

A band of volunteers from the Friends worked again this year with the Southwark team, led by Will Walpole, to make Dulwich Park Fair a resounding success. Former manager Paul Highman came to volunteer for the day. We will let the pictures do the talking…

Cherry laurel and a deathly potion…

Earlier in the year, with funding from the Dulwich Society and Dulwich Park Friends, London Wildlife Trust removed seventeen non-native and invasive cherry laurels from behind the old tennis courts (near to the boundary with Frank Dixon Close). The leaves and fruit pips of the species contain cyanolipids that are capable of releasing cyanide and … Continue reading Cherry laurel and a deathly potion…

Clearing the rivulet – Stage-1 Complete – 2012

As intended, on 15 November (a mercifully sunny day) a volunteer group from the Royal Bank of Scotland helped begin the major task of clearing the rivulet of duckweed. The bank also kindly funded the attendance of the lead team from the Trust for Urban Ecology, whilst our friends at the Dulwich Society funded the … Continue reading Clearing the rivulet – Stage-1 Complete – 2012