Lewisham Council is pleased to be able to start some early engagement with local residents and the wider community about potential changes to the eastern side of Beckenham Place Park (the Common and Summerhouse Fields). This is a great opportunity for residents and the community to contribute to the shaping of this local asset. The … Continue reading Eastern side of Beckenham Place Park (the Common and Summerhouse Fields)
Beckenham Place park will be hosting the flower show in June this year. You can find the categories here.
Be at the heart of transforming Beckenham Place Park Could you be at the heart of transforming Beckenham Place Park? A new job is going for a Community Engagement Officer. More details can be found on the London Borough Lewisham website. The role The planned regeneration will physical transform the park, injecting much needed investment and … Continue reading Community Engagement Officer Post at Beckenham Place Park
Please find attached the Nature's Gym programme for October-December 2016. There are a couple of site scheduled that we've not been to for ages which will therefore probably be new to a lot of you! Due to the number of projects that we have been asked to carry out, there are quite a few different … Continue reading October-December 2016 Nature’s Gym programme now available
As part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up the Nature's Gym volunteers cleared part of the River Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park. Their work involved picking up litter and pulling up Himalayan Balsam. Himalayan Balsam is one of a number of invasive species that you can find along our rivers. This one however is easy to … Continue reading Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park
'Rivers and People walks explore urban nature in Lewisham by following our three rivers: the Ravensbourne, the Quaggy and the Pool. They are for anyone who would to see more of the natural world that lies all around us, even in the inner city. And for anyone who would like to experience the physical and … Continue reading Rivers & People Guided Walk 20th July 2pm
Over the last two weeks a very hardy bunch of Nature's Gym volunteers have been working at Beckenham Place Park to continue with their project of creating dead hedges. These hedges not only make use of cut bramble and sycamore, but they can also make great wildlife habitats for a number of insects. We were … Continue reading Dead hedging at Beckenham Place Park
The Bluebells in Beckenham were looking fantastic when Nature' Gym visited yesterday. The smell of the flowers really hit you as you stood among them. It certainly was a great day to out volunteering in the park! It is also very encouraging for the volunteers to see bluebells on patches where they had dug up brambles earlier … Continue reading Nature’s Gym among the Bluebells of Beckenham