As a registered Charity we submit a report and accounts each year to the Charity commission.
All our previous submissions can be seen here.
Our soon to be submitted report is here
The Megabowl development on Streatham High Street is progressing and the developer is committed to contributing £100,000’s of pounds to local facilities including parks. We have been in discussion with Lambeth about this and believe that Hillside Gardens Park and Palace Road Nature Garden should receive the majority of the money available (other parks and open spaces in the Streatham area may also stake a claim). Taking information from our Masterplan, our meeting late last year, feedback from the tennis club and from a walkabout with a Lambeth parks officer, we have fed into a draft management plan that identifies the areas we would like to see the money spent.
Summarised below are the areas identified. All major projects such as new buildings, new play equipment and major work to the sports facilities will subject to consultation with the Friends group and the wider community of park users and local residents. Please to get in touch with any comments or suggestions.
What we expect to get fixed soon…
The bigger projects that we’d like to see invested in are…
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;
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on:
Thursday 13th July
St Simon and St Jude Church Hall
All with an interest in the park and nature garden welcome.
A keen local resident is starting a new gardening group – for those who want to get their hands dirty and meet new people (without committing to taking on their own plot).
Please get in touch with Offa via the detail below to let her know your coming along!
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