July 24 2014 Latest news:
Monday, July 8, 2013
Formed in 2004, The Friends of Bedfords Park is a group of vibrant volunteers with formal status recognition, who meet regularly to carry out various outdoor tasks in the beautiful 215 acre Green Flag award winning Bedfords Park.
Meeting location: The Walled Kitchen Garden, Bedfords Park, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower,
When you meet: The Second Sunday of every month for conservation and maintenance tasks in the Park at 10am. Also, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week for drop- in work and learning/information sessions in the Walled Garden from 10a.m.
Secretary: Lois Amos
Chairman / President: Mr. Nick Addison
Contact (website / phone number): 01708 704619 thefriendsofbedfordspark.blogspot.com
Our conservation and maintenance work include ditch and pond clearing, scrub bashing and rogue sapling removal, woodland tasks, step and path building and repairing, wildflower, tree and shrub layer planting, fencing, hedge laying, dead hedge creation and of course, the usual and necessary, regular litter picking.
More recently, our work has also extended to gardening, planting and growing food for a local food growing community project in the Georgian Walled Kitchen Garden c. 1776.
A grant has been secured for funding to begin working on the project and at last we are growing vegetables and fruit for the first time for many, many years.
We need volunteers throughout the year and seasons. We also need people of all ages and talents for such tasks as research and record keeping etc. later at harvest time we would appreciate help with recipe creation, cooking and preserving skills. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand and enjoy the peace and serenity of a secret space! Come along and see us- you’re sure of a warm welcome and we value you interest and support.