Get Involved

Friends of Burgess Meetings

flower garden photoMeetings monthly: first Tuesday of the month at 7pm

Venue: Due to CV-19 Meetings online  Meeting ID: 922 520 020, Password: 026962

All welcome – come along and raise any issue about Burgess Park.

Current projects and priorities

  • cycling in and around Burgess Park
  • plans for buildings like the old library bath and wash house
  • the plans for a skateboard and urban games centre beside the BMX
  • wildlife volunteering and woodland project
  • park users welcome to join the committee or project groups

All Welcome 

FOBP projects

Weekly litterpic – Litterpic will restart spring 2022

Join our weekly litter-pic Monday mornings 8am to 9pm to help tackle heavy week-end litter in the park, especially preventing rubbish getting into the lake. Meet at Chumleigh Gardens, litterpics, gloves and bags provided.

Planning sub-group

We are responding to planning applications around the park, especially Parkhouse St and Old Kent Road developments, and others. We have a sub-group to develop responses and meet with developers and support park users to respond to consultation.  Get in touch friendsofburgesspark@gmail.com.

Wildlife and conservation

Join Southwark Nature Action Volunteers, our conservation volunteer group. Volunteers will develop, lead and undertake a range of projects supporting the Southwark nature action plan. SNAV –  find our more  

Burgess Park heritage

If you are interested in the Burgess Park history see our Bridge to Nowhere site, and get in touch friendsofburgesspark@gmail.com.

Old library bath and washhouse (OLBAW)

FOBP has been campaigning and leading activity to make sure this beautiful building is repaired and restored for the benefit of the park.  The old library was in use by Theatre Deli and the bathhouse is used by Lynne Boxing.

FOBP minutes of meetings