We’re looking for a new Chair

Friends of Hillside Gardens Park is a registered charity which is the community’s voice in the maintenance and improvement of Hillside Gardens Park and Palace Road Nature Garden.  Our current Chair is moving out of the area and we are looking for someone to take their place.

The core responsibilities of the Chair are to;  

  • Work with company secretary and treasurer to file an annual report and accounts with the Charity Commission
  • Organise and chair one annual general meeting and two other public meeting each year.
  • Be the key contact with Lambeth Council, working with them to highlight issues and represent the views of the community on the future of the park.

Beyond these responsibilities the Chair will be in contact with the following working groups of the charity to ensure their coordination with the wider aims of the the Friends and to advise them of how their work should be coordinated with Lambeth. These are; the allotment/food growing group, the sport day organising group and the Palace Road Nature Garden group. We also work closely with Serious About Tennis who are a LTA registered tennis club who use the tennis courts. 

The Chair is supported by an active committee including the treasurer, company secretary, minutes secretary, communication coordinator, allotment group coordinator and others.

You can find more information about the Friends on our website https://hillsidegardenspark.co.uk/ including our achievements over the last 17 years. This is an exciting time for us with a significant amount of money being contributed by the developers of the old Megabowl site in Streatham that is likely to be invested in the park.

The role would suit someone who lives close to the Park or Nature Garden, is willing to commit around 1 hour a week  to the role. There are certain times where you might find yourself putting a bit more time in and times when you don’t need to spend much or any time at all e.g. Xmas and the Summer holidays. 

Please contact Jesse if you are interested in the position and would like to know more about what’s involved. Email – friends@hillsidegardenspark.co.uk

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