About the Friends of Clapham Common

Felled Black poplar

Questions remain over the felling of this iconic tree

Clapham Common is one of the largest open spaces in London and performs an essential role as a green lung and a place for recreation. The common has existed for over 1000 years, but the pressures on its unique character are immense. See About Clapham Common

Friends of Clapham Common works actively with the community to maintain and enhance the beauty and character of Clapham Common for the lasting benefit of all. We want to preserve Clapham Common for all the uses residents and visitors cherish it for, from dog-walking, cycling, wildlife and bird watching, picnicking and recreation, to a range of sports activities.

The Friends of Clapham Common is an active community group. We run projects to improve the biodiversity of Clapham Common, we help restore its buildings and facilities, and we contribute to the planning of large events.

Our objectives are to:

  • achieve better management and maintenance of the Common
  • ensure more balanced use of the open green space
  • promote and carry out new planting and tree replacement
  • create new habitats for more diverse flora and fauna
  • encourage young families in activities to understand and appreciate nature on the Common.

During the winter we plant young trees on the common, in order to replace fallen and diseased stock. We have sown a wildflower meadow, planted daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops and bluebells, as well as small copses of fruiting shrubs, for the benefit of people, birds and insects.

We encourage all who love Clapham Common and wish to see it maintained in good health, for its next 1000 years, to join us and help our work.

We welcome your views.  Please email friends@claphamcommon.org.

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