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
Hello Friends, we had a meeting on the 15th July 2018, hosted by Rosena and Dino. Most of the discussions centred around the responsibilities of the committee members, and the Section 106 (alias Megabowl) money allocation. We founded a sub-committee to ensure that we get the most of this amazing opportunity. You can find the minutes… Continue reading Friends of Hillside Gardens Meeting (15th July 2018)
Dear Friends, Over the last few months we have been discussing with the council what we feel the priorities are for the park. Lambeth have identified a large sum of money from local developer contributions (106 money) which (subject to final approvals) has been allocated to the park. To guide how this money is spent… Continue reading Megabowl money update