You can recycle your real Christmas tree from 2 January to 28 February 2020 at Mountsfield Park SE6 1AN

Recycling Christmas Trees Mountsfield Park Catford

Recycling real Christmas trees at Mountsfield Park George Lane entrance

You can recycle your real Christmas tree from 2 January to 28 February 2020 at Mountsfield Park. Please leave any unwanted mistletoe on our pumpkin patch in the community garden!

More information about which parks in Lewisham you can choose to leave your real Christmas tree for recycling:
https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/christmas-tree-recycling

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Wonderful to get a mention in Time Out ’13 must-see spots in Catford and Lewisham, recommended by locals’

“13 must-see spots in Catford and Lewisham, recommended by locals

Londoners spill the secrets on the best things to eat, drink and get up to in Catford and Lewisham
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There are plenty of local gems to discover in this stretch of south-east London. Pick up some top tips from Time Out Tastemakers.

Best pub

The Catford Constitutional Club serves proper Sunday roasts, hosts live music nights and pub quizzes and has a garden for when the weather is on your side.’ Georgie Pursey

Best place for coffee

Middleton on Loampit Hill is open seven days a week and makes an amazing brunch! My favourite is the full vegetarian breakfast with an orange polenta cake to finish.’ Evie Möller

Best place for culture

Lewisham Arthouse always has interesting exhibitions which are worth travelling to this part of town for.’ Iza Kawecka

‘I love the Broadway Theatre on Catford Road: it always has a varied line-up, featuring anything from boxing to comedy.’ Stephanie Chan

Best place to shop

The Bottle Bar and Shop on Catford Broadway is a winner for drinking, eating and shopping. They sell killer craft bottled cocktails and host wine tastings and food pairings: a solid option for a date.’ Georgie Pursey

Brockley Market on Saturdays is one of the best things to have happened to Lewisham.’ Sophie Møller Vlachaki

Best green space

‘I could spend my weekends wandering Mountsfield Park for hours. It has a cute community garden, meadow grasslands and a beautiful rose garden.’ Evie Möller

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You can leave your real Christmas tree at Mountsfield Park – George Lane entrance – SE6 1AN

You can leave your real Christmas tree at Mountsfield Park – George Lane entrance – SE6 1AN.
Thanks to Lewisham Council and Glendale, the Christmas trees are converted to mulch – perfect for trees in parks and street trees across the Borough!


We use a lot of the recycled Christmas trees to mulch the newly planted avenue trees at Mountsfield Park.

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Friends of Mountsfield Park Annual Report and AGM Minutes

2018 Annual Report and AGM Minutes

The last year has again been full of challenges and triumphs at Mountsfield Park. The park continues to be transformed – FoMP are delighted that Mountsfield is the venue for the Saturday morning Catford ParkRun.

Catford ParkRun at Mountsfield Park

Catford ParkRun at Mountsfield Park

The new avenue tree planting is also a very popular addition to the park, funding was provided by the Mayor of London Greener City Fund and Rushey Green Assembly. With the help FoMP volunteers we planted 39 avenue trees along the main path between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances. Just six of the trees didn’t survive and we will be replacing those this November/December. Please let us know if you can help plant them – email mountsfieldpark@gmail.com

Tim planting one of the 39 avenue trees at Mountsfield Park funded by the Mayor of London Greener City Fund

Tim planting one of the 39 avenue trees at Mountsfield Park funded by the Mayor of London Greener City Fund and Rushey Green Assembly

Demand continues to increase for a cafe building with toilets. In 2015 the Council under pressure from local people, our MP and Councillors invited tenders from cafe operators to build and run a cafe at Mountsfield Park, with £50,000 of the Council’s money set aside to invest in the building. People often ask when is the cafe going to be built? Earlier this year we were sure that it was about to happen. Unfortunately for a variety of reasons summarised below, the Council has been unable to come to an agreement with any of the cafe operators that submitted tenders to build and run a cafe at Mountsfield Park:

The cafe operator that was due to build and run a new cafe at Mountsfield Park has now unfortunately withdrawn for a variety of reasons that include:

a) The cost of repairing the existing drainage system without any contribution from the Council,
b) The Lewisham planning team’s requirement for a BREEAM Excellent rating as a planning condition which added substantially to the design and build cost of the building,
c) Council departments taking weeks to respond,
d) General lack of support from the Council for a new cafe at Mountsfield Park with indoor seating and toilets,
e) Lewisham’s corporate assets team withholding a rent free period, even though there is a historic precedent for this at Hilly Fields.

We will continue to campaign for a proper cafe building with toilets at Mountsfield Park. Many thanks to Ahmed and Hadija for their wonderful work keeping the current temporary container cafe going!

What has remained consistent  – is the tireless commitment of the local community, especially all of you as Friends of Mountsfield Park. Through our collective efforts we have held the Council to
account for the decisions they have made; pushed for (and secured) further funding for the park; organised events and committed to campaigning for our wonderful park to be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all parts of the community.

We would encourage all Friends of Mountsfield Park to email the following recipients if you have any suggestions or concerns about the way Mountsfield Park is maintained, poor safety or lack of facilities (deadline 28th Oct):

Cllr_Sophie.McGeevor@lewisham.gov.uk (responsible for parks) , nick.pond@lewisham.gov.uk (Lewisham parks strategy lead)
greenscene@lewisham.gov.uk (Lewisham parks and open spaces team)
damien.egan@lewisham.gov.uk (Lewisham Mayor)
janet.daby.mp@parliament.uk (Lewisham East MP)

And please complete the following Lewisham parks and open spaces consultation with your comments about Mountsfield Park (Deadline 28th Oct 2018)

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