Winter 2016 FOMP Newsletter

The cafe! The trim trail! Christmas! Volunteering opportunities! Fox-proof bins! Accessible picnic benches!

It’s all go at Mountsfield Park.  Read all about it here…




It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

So lets be honest, 2016 has been a strange old year…

But it’s Christmas! And never ones to waste an opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry, we at FOMP will be throwing our annual Carols in the Park event at 2pm on Saturday December 17th 2016.

There will be music, mince pies, and mulled wine, and the chance to spend a magical afternoon with friends and neighbours.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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



Mountsfield Park Big End of Summer Cook Out – Saturday 6th September 2014

Mountsfield Park BBQ and Picnic

Mountsfield Park Big End of Summer Cook Out – BBQ (and Picnic) – 6th September from 12 noon – Everybody Welcome! Next to Sammy T’s near the bandstand.

Mountsfield Park BBQ and Picnic


Lewisham Council Proceed With Mountsfield Park Improvements Despite BDP Managed Scheme up to 50% Over Budget

Mountsfield Park Cafe - completion 2014

Mountsfield Park Cafe – completion 2014

Lewisham Council to proceed with Mountsfield Park improvements despite the Building Design Partnership (BDP) managed scheme up to 50% over budget and having designed a cafe building that contractors weren’t prepared to build ! Lewisham Council Officers explained last night that the proposed cafe building would be dropped from the scheme because of budget shortfall and BDP would deliver a community garden and play area improvements this year.  35 Catford, Rushey Green and Hither Green residents, Cllrs Klier, Jeffrey and Walsh  attended the meeting. Martin Hyde from Lewisham Council’s parks department Greenscene and Lewisham’s Gavin Plaskitt said that they were fully committed to delivering the park cafe during phase 2 of the Mountsfield Park improvements and would help Friends of Mountsfield Park (F0MP) fund raise for the new building. Lewisham Council also said that they will offer the cafe operator a long lease (20 years or more) at a low rent to encourage additional investment in the park building. The Council also agreed that the budget for the community garden area would not exceed £70,000 and that any remaining budget would be spent on improving the existing toilets and cafe eg additional outdoor seating.

Friends of Mountsfield Park Meeting – Sammy T’s Park Cafe Saturday 21 June from 10am

Dear All Friends and Users of our beloved Mountsfield

Updating you..

1) jobs – if you’re available for helping out with jobs in the coming couple of months, writing, blogging, pestering, postering, fund raising, planting, designing treasure hunts, any of these, please come to Sammy T’s on Saturday morning 21st June from 10am, to register interest and put yourself forward to take on a job to do in the run up to works beginning on improving the park.
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Mountsfield Park Improvements Plans on Display at Sammy T’s!

Mountsfield Park improvement proposals to go on display at Sammy T’s park cafe.


Enjoy a drink and snack at Sammy T’s, look at the plans and email us what you think of the proposed improvements for the cafe, play area and community garden –