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To keep our members informed about latest news and events we update this website frequently.  News item headlines are listed in order of publication - most recent on top. Click the headline to see the full item.

Members also receive the Friends Newsletter, printed and sent out (or delivered - by Friends volunteers) 3 times a year. It presents the most relevant news items as well as details of forthcoming events. The front page of the most recent edition is on this website under Newsletter.

News

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - March 9th and March 12th
5 March 2017
RSPB BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH
24 January 2017
Nature Trail Dig-In for January CANCELLED
23 January 2017
Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.
5 January 2017

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - March 9th and March 12th

5 March 2017

Managers at Greenwich Park want to bring its incredible 590-year history to life and improve its iconic features for its visitors, including its stunning London skyline view. Proposals are now being drawn up for the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is hoped will attract millions of pounds of Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment – in the same way The Royal Parks’ Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project secured £4.5million. Greenwich Park is the most historic of the Royal Parks, and was enclosed in 1433, but it dates back to the Roman times. As well as a Grade 1 listed landscape, it is, more importantly, recognised as one of the planet’s most important areas set within a World Heritage Site.

Two open days will be held this week as part of the consutative process:

Thursday 9 March at Vanbrugh Park Gate from 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday 12 March at Great Cross Avenue 9near the Pavilion Tea Housse) from 10 am to 4 pm

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page

 


RSPB BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH

24 January 2017

Come along to our drop- in on Saturday 28th January, frpm 1 pm to 3 pm, for information on the Bird Watch which takes place this weekend.

More information on the RSPB website.


Nature Trail Dig-In for January CANCELLED

23 January 2017

The Dig-In scheduled for 27th January has been cancelled.

A group of volunteers has helped with removing unwanted invasive species in the Nature Trail and planting appropriate native specimens. This is a continuing project. They also helped planting the replacement hedge after the Leylandii along the fence in the Flower Garden had been removed. The last Friday of the month at 9.30am has been chosen to get on with this work. If you have not been involved before, do come along. Equipment is provided as well as refreshments. We normally work until about 12.30pm, but you can arrive later or peel off early if need be. We meet up at the Wildlife Centre. If you have not done this before and want to know more, please contact Sue Yates on 020 8692 1760.  

Next Dig-In scheduled for 24th February.

 


Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

5 January 2017

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at 8.30am and he will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
The first three walks are planned for 8th January (9.00am), 5th February and 12th March.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously