Every year the council asks residents what they think about our local parks. During 2020 lockdown and social distancing parks have been the best place for exercise, relaxation and the place to meet friends and family.
Our local parks include: Knights Hill Wood, Norwood Park, St Luke’s church, Streatham Common and Tivoli Park.
To have a say and suggest improvements to your favourite local park please fill in this quick survey by Saturday 31st October:
Our local Tivoli Park has a Friends Group who work with residents, community groups and the council on improving the park. During a walkabout last month ( pictured) the play ground, boundary planting for Dassett Road back gardens and more seating was discussed.
The Friends are meeting on Saturday 24th November 2pm at the Fire Station on Knights Hill SE27 0QA
Come along and hear about the playground improvements and Nature Vibezzz who have plans for a Heritage Lottery Project and Knights Hill Woods.
Tivoli Park has frequent problems with fresh water springs. The bog that used to develop each winter in the park was drained by the council but at times of high rainfall it still overflows on to Tivoli Road. The Friends of Tivoli Park will be discussing a flood management plan with council staff at 2pm on Saturday 8th March at 2pm in the Portobello Community room (opposite Corktree House SE27 0QE – Tivoli Park Flood Management Project Consultation – Venue Map).
West Norwood has some lovely local parks -Norwood Park, Tivoli Park, Streatham Common and Brockwell Park. The council is looking at new ways of managing all the parks in Lambeth. To have your say about the future of our local parks you can fill in a survey online .
Or come to a local event on Thursday 19th September 2pm to 4pm in The Old Library at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY (just up from the West Norwood Post Office)
Help is needed in Tivoli Park on Sunday 17th June at 12noon. The Friends of Tivoli Park have been given a big bag of wildflower seeds by the council to sow on the mound – the raised ground you see beyond the basketball court, by the ( currently dried-up) water feature. Will you help make this happen?
The first step is to prepare the ground by digging out some squares of turf, turning over the soil underneath and removing any weeds etc. It’s not too difficult – each square only takes about 10-15 minutes. Please email FriendsofTivoliPark@yahoo.co.uk if you can help on Sunday 17 June – and if you can bring a spade. Tivoli Park is between Knights Hill and Tivoli Road behind Furneaux Avenue and Dassett Road.
Tivoli Park is a small & popular park behind Tivoli Road, Furneaux Avenue, Knights Hill & Dassett Road . It has a play area, ball court and seasonal pond.
Friends of Tivoli Park stall
Local people are have set up a new community group – The Friends of Tivoli Park .
Come along at 7pm on Tuesday 12th July at Cheviot Gardens, Cheviot Road SE27 0SU (opposite Big Yellow Storage on Knights Hill) to hear about the history of the park and plans for the future. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
It will be a fantastic day on 12noon to 3pm on July 18th in Tivoli Park ( Knight’s Hill Recreation Ground) so please do drop by. If you have something you can add to the mix, be it food, shelter (a gazebo would be very helpful), entertainment, ideas, decorations, time, good will or just participating on the day DON’T BE SHY – get involved and spread the community spirit – email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jo on 07905 130 913.
‘The Big Lunch’ is a nationwide day of community parties to offer the chance for neighbours of different generations and backgrounds to sit down to eat together and share stories, skills and interests. The organisers of big Lunch day say “We know that when people get together, we become more positive and start to sort out some serious stuff. By simply having some fun on one day in July, we can build new friendships that we can enjoy for the rest of the year”.