Get Involved

Friends of Burgess Meetings

flower garden photoMeetings monthly: first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Hybrid meeting. NO meeting  January 2024

In person – Chumleigh Gardens meeting room –Online –  Meetings online  Meeting ID: 922 520 020, Password: 026962

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

Current projects and priorities

  • wildlife volunteering and woodland project
  • 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
  • park users welcome to join the committee or project groups

All Welcome 

FOBP projects

Weekly litterpic – Litterpic will every Monday, 8-9am March to October

Join our weekly litter-pic Monday mornings 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

Wildlife and conservation

Our current focus is the woodlands.

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

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 is currently vacant and the bathhouse is used by Lynn AC Boxing Club.

FOBP minutes of meetings