Good news and the promise of more to come!

We are delighted that Mountsfield Park has been awarded Green Flag status – recognition that our park is one of the best green spaces in the country!  Credit is due to the parks team at Lewisham Council, and Glendale who manage Mounstfield Park on behalf of the Council.  And credit is also due to you – the users!  The award is only given out to parks that are welcoming and engage the community.

You can find out more about the Green Flag award at

But we want the Park to be even better – in particular to give it the cafe that you all want and the space deserves.  The Council is about to launch a process to encourage potential cafe developers and operators to put their ideas forward, backed by £50k of Council money.  

We want your ideas too!  These are essential if we are to explore the full range of options for a new cafe, so that those interested in investing their time and money into our park understand what we want.

So, we have written a short paper, setting out our overall hopes for a cafe, which you can read here:


We have also pulled together a few questions for you to answer, and which we will pass onto the Council.  You can do this in two ways:

(1) Fill in this questionnaire and email it to us at


(2) Visit our Facebook page and leave your answers there

We have to send our thoughts to the Council by the end of next week, so it would be great if you could send us your responses by midnight on Wednesday 29 July 2015.

We really look forward to hearing from you all.  And we look forward to an even better park in the not too distant future!

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


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