The Friends of Blythe Hill Fields exists to represent everyone living around or using Blythe Hill Fields. Our purpose is to achieve sustainable improvements and facilities in this vital resource for the benefit of the whole community. We aim to promote the increased use and enjoyment of this essential open space.

Next Meeting:

Saturday 3 June 2017, 11am
Blythe Hill Fields

Meeting and essential pre-Festival preparation
activities including stretching the tents, painting and
stock-taking. Many hands make light work -
please come and join us!!

Minutes of all previous meetings in Downloads*




This year's festival will be taking place on Saturday 1 July.

We still need volunteers to contribute to the organisation, promotion, funding, logistics and set-up of the festival, is it your turn?

The Blythe Hill Fields Festival receives no financial support from the council, it is entirely dependent upon local people's passion and ingenuity for its continuation year after year. It can't happen without us.

Please share and help spread the word!

2017 Activities Calendar

Zaria has produced a brilliant new planner for the year that you can stick on your calendar and in
your diary. You can get download it here

AGM - 19 October 2016

We had the AGM last night. Sadly quite a few were unable to attend. We were a small, but perfectly
formed bunch!
The accounts were presented and approved and can be found here, the minutes, here and the Chair's Annual Review here. The new constitution was accepted and the committee elections were held.
This year your committee comprises:

Chair - James Cross | Treasurer - David Lowry | Secretary - Ellie Rogers
People & Wildlife - Zaria Greenhill | Website - Jo Miller
Committee - Leo Stevens | Smith and Sydney Couldridge (tbc)

There are a few committee spots which remain open. We plan to hold a further election at our meeting in November (date tbc), so if you'd like to join the committee then please do email us

Thank you to everyone who attended.

Playground Update
Ellie Rogers

You might have noticed that some of the tyre swings and the zip wire have been taken down.
This is because they were damaged to such an extent that they were dangerous. Apparently
people are training their dogs to nibble the seats, although I have never seen this myself.

Glendale has ordered new parts. The tyre swing parts alone will cost £1,700!
The Friends have been talking to Glendale to see how we can prevent this from happening again.
If you see anyone misusing the playground, or indeed any part of the Fields,
please can you contact the Safer Neighbourhoods Team and report it.


People and Wildlife Group

The People and Wildlife Group is up and running! If you want to be more involved in the wildlife and biodiversity of the park, get in touch with Zaria Greenhill now!!

All enquiries to the group - email the secretary

*All documents in PDF format. To get Acrobat Reader click below