Each year the Friends of Hillside Gardens Park (i.e., we) are organising a day of free fun and activities for the whole family: The Hillside Sports Day. And each year, it is growing and getting better and better. The aim of the day is not only to provide the people around Hillside Gardens Park with… Continue reading Hillside Sports Day (18th of May): Better than Ever
Dear Friend, the wonderful Cath Raitt wrote a comprehensive report summarizing all the important things that happened at the last public consultation. We are very grateful for all the input we got from the fantastic people that came along and for Cath writing this report. You can read the report here. And below are two pictures of the wonderful… Continue reading Hillside Gardens Park: Report from the public meeting held on 25 March 2019
On the evening of 25th March over 30 people gathered in the church hall of St Simon and St Jude on Hillside Road. The purpose of the meeting was for Lambeth with the working group from Friends of Hillside of Garden Park to present the plan for the park. There is just under £600,000 to… Continue reading Friends of Hillside Garden Park- An Exciting Future
Hi, our next Friends meeting is on the first Monday in March. The meeting will centre around the plans for the park and how the incoming money should be spend. Rob Kelly (Lambeth Project Manager) will present plans and ideas. Please come along and have your say in shaping the future of our wonderful park.
Kyle Moreland (07341 382 819) has volunteered to act as the local beekeeper and will be organising a new hive; hopefully in the spring when the swarms start to show. Contact Kyle if you wish to learn more, want to get involved, or if you have something to report. Kyle writes “We plan to install… Continue reading Help the Bees come back (to the park); get involved!
25th of November, 1pm, Hillside Gardens Park, picnic area Vivienne Barloga spent her childhood in Streatham, growing up at 156 Downton Avenue, close to our beloved park. In the 1950's, she immigrated to Canada, and afterwards spent the rest of her happy life in the States near Chicago. Now her children, Mitch and Karen, have… Continue reading Ceremony: Memorial Bench for Vivienne Barloga
Few parks in the world can keep up with the literary output of its people. After Tony Emerson's "Looking Down, Looking In" (link here), another member of our community has put out a book: Lisa Wright has written "A Most Unladylike Occupation - Lucy Deane, one of the first women factory inspectors". Lisa happened to discovered… Continue reading What to read next? A Most Unladylike Occupation – Lisa Wright
Emily Brontë once wrote these wonderful lines about autumn, which is now starting to leave as well. So, why not read this wonderful poem and then linger a bit on the pictures of our Nature Garden, taken by Stuart Patel, and remember this glorious autumn. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten… Continue reading Winter is almost here, so let us celebrate autumn
Hello Friends, we had a meeting on the 10th of September 2018. Most of the discussions centred again around the Section 106 money allocation. The meeting agree to setup a steering committee, look into the costing of the most desired projects, and consult with people like you and me, who regularly visit the park what they… Continue reading Friends of Hillside Gardens Meeting (10th September 2018)
Are you wondering what to read next? Which book to take to the beach this summer? What to give to a friend as a special gift? Look no further. Beloved Tony Emerson, long-time Friends of Hillside committee member and our chair for five years, has published a fictionalised family saga. Many of our members have… Continue reading What to read this summer? Looking Down, Looking In by Tony Emerson