Friends of Mountsfield Park AGM 2021 – 11am, Saturday 10th July, Mountsfield Park Community Garden

Friends of Mountsfield Park AGM 11am, Saturday 10th July, Mountsfield Park Community Garden

FoMP AGM nominations: Please open this link to nomination-form-for-election-to-committee-group-2021 and submit the form to by Friday 9th July 2021.

If you can’t make the AGM but want to be involved in FoMP, please do get in touch – there are lots of ways in which you can help out and we would be grateful for any support you can offer.
Contact: mountsfieldpark@gmail.com

Draft Agenda

  • Apologies
  • Introductions
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Financial report
  • FoMP committee nominations
  • Matters arising
  • AOB

New Mountsfield Park entrance noticeboard signs for 2021

In August 2019 Lewisham Green Scene awarded Mountsfield Park with 5 new entrance noticeboard signs and other improvements including fox-proof bins. The new entrance signs will replace the existing rusting entrance signs. Friends of Mountsfield Park (FoMP) have developed this map design for the entrance signs. If you would like to comment on this map design please contact mountsfieldpark@gmail.com. The funding for the new Mountsfield Park entrance signs is Section 106.

Please email mountsfieldpark@gmail.com if you would like to comment on this map design for the entrance signs
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We have a veteran oak tree at Mountsfield Park!

Delighted that one of our oaks has been verified as a veteran oak – check the @WoodlandTrust Ancient Tree Inventory https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ and add more ancient, veteran and notable trees when you see them so that they can be protected and cherished by future generations of people and for the benefit of biodiversity and also to reduce the effects of the climate emergency.

Is this the only veteran tree in the Catford / Hither Green area?

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Mountsfield Park toilets opening times update – message from @GlendaleLew August 2020

“There will be summer holidays toilet provision 7 days a week minimum 9am to 3pm. With a keeper present this will be extended to 10am to 5pm.
I have been this morning and both toilets are open and available, with appropriate signage including opening times, Best wishes, Darren” Contact Glendale for more information

Mountsfield Park kiosk, toilets and park keeper’s office near the play area…

Tree down at Mountsfield Park 27/06/20

We lost another of our trees at Mountsfield Park last weekend. It was quite breezy at the time with a moderate prevailing wind. When the 20m tree fell over on Saturday evening one person was injured.

Fallen lime tree at Mountsfield Park 2020

Fallen lime tree at Mountsfield Park June 2020. Root disturbance and changes to soil levels during the transition from bowls green to community garden in 2014 might be partly responsible for the decline of this tree and 2 neighbouring lime trees.

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Remember the evergreen box hedges that surround the Edwardian Stainton Rose Garden at Mountsfield Park?

Well this is what they look like now!

Mountsfield Park – Stainton Rose Garden box hedges.

To keep residents safe from infection and spread of Coronavirus, Lewisham Council has closed all play equipment, outdoor gyms, bmx and skate parks

To keep residents safe from infection and spread of Coronavirus, Lewisham Council has closed all play equipment, outdoor gyms, bmx and skate parks until further notice. Observe social distancing and stay at least 2 metres apart. More information: https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

Trees to look out for in March at Mountsfield Park!