Parking charges within the park

Thanks to everyone who responded to our email of 3rd March regarding Southwark’s proposal to introduce car parking charges in parks, borough-wide. Emily Montague and Trevor Moore met with park management and local councillors Andy Simmons, Margy Newens and Richard Leeming on 8th March. They agreed council officers should have informed us earlier of plans to charge for … Continue reading Parking charges within the park

Head Gardener – ‘au revoir’ Gerry Kelsey and ‘hello’ Natalie Meredith

The park’s much treasured Head Gardener of the park, Gerry Kelsey, is leaving on 22nd March to take up the post of Head Gardener at the Olympic Park. We wish Gerry well in this exciting new role. Gerry has been a key stalwart in supervising the Friends’ monthly ‘Dig the Park’ efforts. Gerry forged an excellent working relationship with the Friends, becoming a friend along the … Continue reading Head Gardener – ‘au revoir’ Gerry Kelsey and ‘hello’ Natalie Meredith

The Shrinking Lake

With the hottest summer for decades, water levels in the lake have reduced substantially. This has in turn impacted on water quality and has affected some of the wildlife that would typically be enjoying the lake at this time of year. A focal point of level reduction can be seen at the lake outlet by … Continue reading The Shrinking Lake