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:

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 8pm
Upstairs at Blythe Hill Tavern, Blythe Hill Lane, SE23

Minutes of all previous meetings in Downloads*



Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2018
Sunday 1 July, 12 - 5pm

Due to the Council's decision to move Lewisham People's Day to Saturday 7 July, there was much debate about when to move our annual festival, which has been on the first Satuday in July for the last 15 years! After much debate, we have agreed on Sunday 1 July.

As ever, we need as much support as we can get from local people, both helping plan, set up and run the Festival but also to come and bring friends and family to enjoy this very special annual celebration of Blythe Hill Fields and our local community.

If you can help or interested in getting involved in the Friends, please email us - we're always delighted to welcome new members to the group.

Grow Wild is a joint Lottery and Kew Gardens initiative.

Saturday 31 March, time tbc (will be am)

The Friends has been successful in its application to Grow Wild, Flowers to the People, for a wildflower seed kit. it is a fantastic opportunity for us to plant a wild flower area of the park to encourage bees and other wildlife and give the park some beautiful colours.

Please come and join us for a Fork Walk on Saturday 31 March and help plant our wild flower seed

Want to know more about wild flowers, there is an excellent gallery of species on the Grow Wild website.

New Chair

Following the recent resignation of James Cross, Ellie Rogers, was unanimously voted in as the new Chair at the meeting on 26 February. We are delighted that Ellie agreed to take up the mantle from James. She has been a fantastic Secretary for the last 4 years and can to continue her passion and commitment to Blythe Hill Fields in this new role.

There was universal thanks and praise for James Cross. Chair for the last 4 years, his steadfast and commited approach to the role has been a keystone in keeping the Friends going, steering the group through all the annual Festivals and other planting/watering activities on the park. His dedication, particularly to the Festival planning and on the day, will be missed. THANK YOU JAMES!!

All enquiries to the group - email the secretary

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