News



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

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.
18 February 2019
Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - February 21st and 24th
4 February 2019
Greenwich Park Revealed Needs Volunteers
30 January 2019
RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch
19 January 2019
Greenwich Park Revealed Volunteer Survey
30 November 2018
Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.
23 November 2018

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

18 February 2019

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard. Next walk on 24th February.
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.

Mistle Thrush


Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - February 21st and 24th

4 February 2019

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park’s bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

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

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Greenwich Park Revealed Needs Volunteers

30 January 2019

Could you spare an afternoon or two to help us map visitors in the Park next month?  This is a fun, one-off volunteering opportunity which will help us gather information on which areas are busiest and how people use the Park. Teams of volunteers will count people and dogs for 5 minutes at 3 half hourly intervals, mapping the information between counts. No previous experience required - full training and induction will be given. Volunteers who attend both days, can enter a prize-winning competition. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:  Tuesday February 12th & Sunday February 17th

12.30pm - 4.30pm

Please register here


RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

19 January 2019

The next Drop-in at the Wildlife Centre is 1-3 pm on Saturday 26th January. We will be giving out leaflets for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch which the team at Greenwich Park has supported for nearly 20 years. We will also be displaying two lovely new books which the Friends of Greenwich Park have gifted to us. They are “The Book of Trees” and “The Book of Bees” both by Piotr Socha and Wojeiech Grajkowski.They are beautifully illustrated and, though aimed at the younger reader, all facts are present and correct. The new hornets’ nest (vacated by the hornets, of course) will also be on display.


Greenwich Park Revealed Volunteer Survey

30 November 2018

Helen Wallis has been recruited as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Before coming to The Royal Parks, she worked at London Wildlife Trust for 11 years, in a range of roles including supporting volunteers, leading practical habitat management sessions and training conservation trainees. Her role as Partnership and Community Engagement (PACE) Officer is to consult park users and local communities about Greenwich Park Revealed and develop pilot programmes for the project.  Four main themes have been identified: biodiversity enhancements and tree replacement; volunteering and training opportunities; landscape restoration; and the Learning Centre.
There will be public consultations in the Park to discuss these themes during the spring half term and Easter holiday next year. This consultation process includes surveying existing and potential volunteers about our new volunteering opportunities. These include researchers for new talks and walks, gardening, mobility drivers, education, community archaeology and Park Ambassadors to meet and greet visitors and give them information about the Park.
If you want to share your views on volunteering at Greenwich Park or might be interested in the new volunteering possibilities, you can complete a short survey online or you can pick up a hard copy at the Park Office. 

If you would like to know more about Greenwich Park Revealed, Helen may be contacted: hwallis@royalparks. org.uk, 07817 882 135 or during the week she is  based in Greenwich Park Office.


Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

23 November 2018

The Friends are pleased to confirm that the bird walks will resume in the Autumn. This is an interesting time of year as birds are on the move. Julia Holland will lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks on 30 September, 25 November and 30 December. These guided walks are free and you don't need to book. Just turn up at  8.30am at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Mistle Thrush