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Clapham Common Easter Egg Competition!

April 8, 2014
Clapham Common Easter Egg Competition!

Yesterday we launched an Easter Egg competition over on twitter You can also find it on our Facebook page! Get involved for your chance to win an Easter egg and some chocolate lollies in time for Easter! Terms & Conditions Competition runs from 7th April – Sunday 13th April 11.59pm Only open to UK residents…

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Orchard Care Training was a great success!

March 23, 2014
Orchard Care Training was a great success!

Ten participants from all over Lambeth came to learn from expert fruit grower Malcom Withnall, all about how to care for a growing orchard. The Friends of Clapham Common orchard is situated close to the tennis courts near Nightingale Lane and Westside and is doing quite well. We learned that we should encourage a longish…

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Eagle Pond Biodiversity Project has started!

March 9, 2014
Eagle Pond Biodiversity Project has started!

The sun shone for the 85 volunteers who came to plant trees and shrubs around Eagle Pond on Clapham Common on Saturday 8 March. They were joined by Jane Ellison MP, Councillor Shirley Cosgrave and four prospective Councillors. A brass trio played out  and a light lunch helped us put our backs into the work.…

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Biodiversity work has begun at Eagle Pond!

February 26, 2014
Biodiversity work has begun at Eagle Pond!

In the build-up to our main event on March 8th Trees for Cities have started their work at Eagle Pond on Clapham Common Southside. Work began last week to create a hibernaculum – a refuge for insects such as solitary bees, and amphibians such as toads and frogs. The feature entailed scooping out a bank…

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After the deluge on Clapham Common

February 16, 2014
After the deluge on Clapham Common

by Melanie Oxley I made a glorious walk around Clapham Common on Sunday 16 February to review the damage left by excess rainfall and very strong winds through January and February.   A relatively small number of trees came down in the last onslaught, one being this mature beech tree on the outside of Battersea…

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Live Nation granted licence for one-off event in June

January 22, 2014
Live Nation granted licence for one-off event in June

Despite a concerted effort from groups representing residents of Clapham Common, Live Nation’s(1) proposal for a three-day mega-concert has been given the go ahead for 27-29 June 2014, with some limitations to their licence.   Friends of Clapham Common (FCC)(2) are disappointed to hear that Lambeth’s Licensing Sub-Committee approved an audience of 45,000 per day,…

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Bulb planting on Clapham Common, Sat 14 December, 10.30am

December 10, 2013

We will be planting bulbs on Clapham Common this Saturday, 14 December, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Meet us on the Common opposite Clapham South station by the vent shaft/public toilet if you are able to help. We have received a lot of bulbs from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association Bulbs for London appeal so any help you…

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Damage caused to Clapham Common by Freeze Festival

December 9, 2013
Damage caused to Clapham Common by Freeze Festival

We watched with interest as the Freeze Festival left town, having objected in the strongest terms about the likely damage a quantity of artificial snow would make on Clapham Common in late November! Despite a protective “mattress” and plastic mesh at the entrance to the event site affording small protection, the rest of the site…

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Bulb planting on Clapham Common, this Sunday, 8 December, 10.30am

December 6, 2013

Please join us for a bulb planting session on Clapham Common this Sunday, 8 December, from 10.30am. We will be opposite Clapham South station/Nightingale Lane. We have received a lot of bulbs from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association Bulbs for London appeal so any help you can give would be much appreciated. Please bring your own trowel…

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Friends of Clapham Common oppose ‘open’ licence for Live Nation

December 3, 2013

We are objecting in the strongest possible terms to Lambeth Council’s proposal to permit an events company to put on large-scale events on Clapham Common that could see 45,000 people a day descending on the area. Live Nation, the company behind huge concerts in Hyde Park, such as Live 8, Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi,…

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