Elephant and the Nun -Biodiversity fun


FOBP have promoted the London Wildlife Trust concept of the six indicator species   important for the park through our inter-active educational stencil /chalking activity and information sheet.  It’s inexpensive, great fun and we want to do more, plus other events to engage people with nature.

The Bridge to Nowhere

The project has engaged hundreds of people to find out more about the history of Burgess Park. From May 2013 to June 2014 we achieved:bridge2nowhere

  • May Fair 2013
  • Open air free film event 2013
  • Craft events Jowett Street park 2013
  • Oral history tracks on You Tube
  • Story-telling project with Gloucester Grove and Michael Faraday primary school
  • Heritage talks and walks
  • Developed the heritage trail and walks
  • Canal themed Installation in the underpass
  • Final celebration event June 2014
  • Bridge to Nowhere website – ongoing

The project is continuing; our website is updated as people provide more information, plus further talks and walks 

 Thanks to: Heritage Lottery Fund, Southwark Council, Art in the Park, Reprezent Radio, Gloucester Grove and Michael Faraday schools, Burgess Park adventure playground, Burgess Park Ambassadors and the many volunteers and of course our Heritage Project Co-ordinator, Theresa Dhaliwal-Davies who made the project such a success.

Free Film Festival

In August the free film festival showed Pan’s Labyrinth and Frozen and attracted a wide range of people audiences with over 400 people attending. The novel pedal power movies were very popular.


 Thanks to: Southwark Council Community Council Fund, L&Q, NHHT, plus donations from people attending and help from volunteer stewards and Southwark Young Advisers.

Passmore Edwards library

Our lobbying and plan of action for use has been successful and Passmore Edwards library is in use again. Wells Way Pop Up has been up and running since October and the short lease will last to April 2015. This brings the space back to life and will test out different uses. If local people want this space please show support for the events.

Passmore Edwards Library and Bathhouse

 Over the past year we have consulted on future use of the building and once again held Open House in September 2014. We have applied for funding to scope and consult a viable business plan for community use.

 Contact: friendsofburgesspark@gmail.com


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