WOW! What an amazing community!

A massive THANK YOU to all of the people who came down today to help with the launch of the new Community Garden in Mountsfield Park. And in particular a big welcome to all of our new followers who signed-up to become part of the wonderful group who make up the Friends of Mountsfield Park.

Over the course of the day more than 100 people helped us dig, barrow, rake, hoe, plant, paint, and, of course, eat pizza! And we were thrilled that several local councillors (James Walsh, Helen Klier, and Stella Jeffrey) and our MP Heidi Alexander rolled up their sleeves and pitched in. Thanks also to our partners – Sandra Plummer and everyone from Lewisham Council, and Laura Ormerod and her colleagues from BDP. 

We really didn’t expect such an amazing turn-out and we are just blown away by the hard graft you all put in. The sense of pride and fun that you brought with you made the day so enjoyable.

We will send out more information about future gardening activities to our mailing list shortly, as well as updates on the development of the playground and the ongoing desire to see a new cafe. If you didn’t get the chance to sign up today, please email us at Keep reading the blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter too! 

If you have any photos from today you’d like to share, please do post them on our Facebook page or tweet them: and @mountsfieldpark

And keep an eye out for the South London Press – you might see some photographs in the next few days!

But for now, please relax and give yourselves a big pat on the back! Thank you once again – you are all stars.

Rory, Maria, Carrie, Max, Rivke, Ros, and Gareth
(FOMP Executive)




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