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Final Bulb Planting 2014

December 13, 2014
Final Bulb Planting 2014

We had bright sunshine on Saturday 13 December to plant our two sacks of bulbs. Thanks to our helpers, this was all achieved in 90 minutes flat. Well done also to the three who dug and planted the Best Trench!

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New FFC app for your mobile phones and tablets!

December 10, 2014
New FFC app for your mobile phones and tablets!

We’re very pleased to announce that the Friends of Clapham Common now has an exciting new Nature Trail app. Developed with TiCL, you can download the free app directly to your mobile phone or tablet. We hope you’ll enjoy being able to access much of the information from our Nature Trail leaflet on your phone, along with…

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Pub Night Second Thursdays

December 7, 2014

Join us for a drink at the Windmill Pub this Thursday 11 December 7-8:30 pm. Ask at the bar for the Friends’ Table. We hope to make this a running fixture…

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More Bulb Planting – Saturday 13 December

December 6, 2014

Thanks to Bulbs for London, we have an extra 75kg of bulbs to put in while the ground is soft. We shall meet at 11 am on Saturday 13 December opposite Sisters Avenue. Should take less than 2 hours. Look out for our banner!

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Sunday 14 Dec 2pm-3.30pm – the Hidden History of Clapham Common

December 5, 2014

“Beneath our Feet and Behind the Trees – the Hidden History of Clapham Common” A guided, educational walk is taking place on Clapham Common on Sunday 14 December (2pm – 3:30pm) which is part of a series led by Dr Iain Boulton – Parks Project Officer. These walks will focus on the rich history of some…

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‘Save Our Parks’ UK petition

December 3, 2014
‘Save Our Parks’ UK petition

The Government’s cuts to Local Authorities for our local public services, combined with the lack of statutory protection for open spaces, are causing the most of the problems we are facing. So please sign and promote the UK ‘Save Our Parks’ petition to step up the pressure on the Government and all political parties to…

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Summer Concerts: Have Your Say!

November 20, 2014

Live Nation and SW4 (Lock’N’Load) both want 3-day weekend pop Concerts next summer. They want larger numbers and want to finish late. Check out the details on www.lambeth.gov.uk under Current Licence Applications and register your concerns by 2 December. Live Nation are holding a public meeting with residents at 5:30 pm on Tuesday 25 November…

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Children’s Playground Closing this Week

November 1, 2014

The Children’s Playground on Westside near Battersea Rise will be closing before the end of this week for HEALTH & SAFETY reasons. Possibly due to the uneven and damaged ground and surface, as well as due to some damaged equipment. Lambeth is investigating together with contractors and further details are yet to be released.

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Lambeth fails to consult – yet again!

October 16, 2014

The Friends were alarmed to find a modest Notice attached to railings on Clapham Common, which, if granted, would give Lambeth carte blanche to approve events on the back of their own licence, allowing the Council to avoid the scrutiny of the Licensing Committee and reduce the period of consultation ahead of events on Clapham…

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Nature Trail event a great success

September 17, 2014
Nature Trail event a great success

Lovely weather attracted families, couples and singles to our second Nature Trail day on Saturday 13 September. Some 20 eager walkers set off in parties with Melanie Oxley and Bob Robinson. The 40-minute walks took in all the sites we have been active in recently. At the same time, Marion was happy to sell many…

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