Please find below the minutes from the last meeting as well as the report from the allotment group. Minutes from Meeting Allotment Report
Our annual sports day is here! Saturday 11th September 9:30 am - 3:30pm Join us for free taster activities:Yoga 9:30 (on the grass)Tennis for Tots 9:30 (on bottom courts)Basket Ball 11am (on the MUGA)Cricket 11am - 1pm (Surrey Community Cricket coaches on the top MUGA)Mini-Olympics 1pm (in the dog free area)Wacky Races 2pmRounders (tbc)Refreshments
Contractors from Kingston Landscapers are currently working in the park to improve the soil, which was damaged following the foot-path upgrades. The works will include adding topsoil, rotavating, laying turf and sowing grass seed. This is the ground that is behind the orange fencing. The new picnic tables have been popular since their installation and… Continue reading Works in the park
Back in the summer, Mike Urban took "a walk through Hillside Gardens, a small but popular park situated between Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill". And took some nice photos. Thanks for spreading the love of parks. https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/06/a-walk-through-hillside-gardens-a-small-but-popular-park-situated-between-streatham-hill-and-tulse-hill/
Our much-loved member, June Hyde, died last Sunday, November Eight. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but she died peacefully in her sleep. She was 84. June had been a trustee of the Friends of Hillside from 2012 until 2019, when she retired from that role. Her great interest was… Continue reading June Hyde – a Tribute
by Michael Donkor When my first novel came out in 2018, I was lucky enough to be sent around the country on a bewildering but exciting promotional tour. The tour took in bookshops, literary festivals, libraries, schools. To begin with, the prospect of the Q&As that came after the readings pricked me with an itchy… Continue reading Writer Michael Donkor on how Hillside Gardens Park Kept him Writing
Dear Resident, The Friends of Hillside Gardens and the London Borough of Lambeth have been working in partnership with Turkington Martin Landscape Architects to develop a masterplan to direct investment of £500k into the redevelopment of Hillside Gardens. The funds have come from local s106 developer contribution agreements. The proposed investment will: Enhance accessibility throughout… Continue reading Improving Hillside Garden’s Play Area – what do you think?
During the last Friend's meeting in September, Studio Cherry presented a vision as to what a building would look like if it was a community cafe/hub for all park users. This idea was brought up at our first public consultation. The location for such a building would be beside the Children's playground just beyond the… Continue reading Ideas and Plans for the Community Hub
We would like to know which surface you would most like to have installed during the upcoming park's development. The idea is to find out which court surface is desired and whether to have one or two different types of tennis court surface/s. The information below gives a brief summary of the characteristics of the four most popular tennis court surfaces used in… Continue reading Which Tennis Court Surface At Hillside Gardens Park do you want?
You may or may not know that Lambeth has allocated a large amount of money to improve the park (more information here and here), providing us with the chance to improve the park for everyone. The council has started the process and a team of landscape architects has sketched out some first ideas. Now we want… Continue reading Survey about the future of the park: Tells us how the park should be improved!