Parks and open spaces news

Local people, landscape specialists and conservationists creating better green spaces

Published on Monday, 11 September 2017

An exciting new partnership between idverde and the RSPB...

  • Abbots Way Leisure Gardens celebrate horticultural hub

    Published on Monday, 11 September 2017

    Plot-holders in an Elmers End allotment are celebrating the opening of a new horticultural hub on their allotment site.

  • Winsford Gardens gets special recognition from national scheme

    Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Winsford Gardens is celebrating after receiving a Special Award for Innovation from the Green Flag Award Scheme

  • Crystal Palace community groups get cash for the park

    Published on Friday, 4 December 2015

    Six local voluntary and community groups have been awarded community grants following successful applications to the Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund to deliver a specific project or activity in Crystal Palace Park.

  • Fundraising success for greenspaces thanks to Friends

    Published on Monday, 6 July 2015

    Community groups working to improve parks and open spaces have been thanked for helping to secure £337,000 for improvements to green spaces over the last year.

  • Santa backs Beckenham bandstand restoration appeal

    Published on Tuesday, 9 December 2014

    A Beckenham bandstand legacy brick will make a novel Christmas present for some, whilst supporters of the bandstand are also being invited to purchase a legacy brick.

  • Croydon Road Recreation Ground bandstand

    Croydon Road Recreation Road bandstand

    Published on Friday, 21 November 2014

    Purchase a personalised brick around the much-loved bandstand in Croydon Road Recreation Ground and be part of local history. Whether you want to commemorate a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or promote your business, our brick scheme is the perfect way to leave your legacy in Beckenham.

  • Love Parks Week photographic competition

    Girl in park

    Published on Monday, 28 July 2014

    The competition is now closed to entries. Judging will take place during September and the winner and runner up will be notified by 30 September 2014.

  • Groundwater flooding

    Published on Friday, 2 May 2014

    Although the level of water has declined in recent weeks, Sparrows Den continues to be affected by groundwater flooding. This is as a direct result of record high levels of groundwater which is ultimately explained by the record winter rainfall. Whilst springs continue to ‘issue’ on Sparrows Den, the rate of issue has decreased and continues to reduce.