Park Friends Gather for First Forum

And council calls for new groups to be formed

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Council's Park Friends page

Friends of Bishops Park

Friends of Margravine Cemetery

Friends of Normand Park

Friends of Ravenscourt Park

Friends of South Park

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Members of Hammersmith and Fulham's 16 Friends of Parks groups gathered last week in the Mayor’s Parlour for the inaugural Hammersmith & Fulham Parks Forum.

It was the first time the groups had had to opportunity to network and hear about the council’s commitment to parks.

Friends of Parks groups are springing up all over the country and enable local residents to sustain and enhance their park as a place of natural beauty and public pleasure in partnership with local authorities.

In our borough, there are already‘Friends of groups at Bishops Park, Wormwood Scrubs, Margravine Cemetery, Normand Park, South Park as well as other interest groups for other open spaces including St Peter's Square and Brook Green.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it would like to hear from people interested in forming new groups, and it is particularly keen to establish groups at Frank Banfield Park, Wormholt Park, Cathnor Park, Hammersmith Park, Hurlingham Park, Lillie Road Recreation Ground, Furnivall Gardens and Eel Brook Common.

Cllr Frances Stainton, cabinet member for parks, culture and heritage attended the event and says: 2 The importance of the friends cannot be underestimated. The council’s aim is to give a major uplift to our parks and open spaces. So who better to take part in this but you!"

If you are interested in starting a new group or joining an existing on, call the council’s parks development team on 020 8453 2599 or email

November 10, 2009