Friends of Hilly Fields Quiz 2018

We always have a Hilly Fields quiz sheet on the Friends stall at the BrocSoc Midsummer Fayre and this year was no exception. Fifty people took the test and just for once – nobody got all ten questions right! Who’d have thought it was that difficult? Well, if you didn’t do the quiz on the ...

Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund we’ll be taking a ‘Walk on The Wild Side’

This spring we were busy planning a new project to involve more children and their families in the natural beauty of the park. So we are absolutely thrilled to receive the letter from the Big Lottery Fund, informing us that our grant application was successful. From September we’ll be planning our initial events with Chelwood ...

WWI Meadow 2018

With thanks to funds raised from our farmers’ market (every second Saturday of the month 10-3pm) we purchased fresh seed for the WWI meadow. Although rather lacking in poppies, the cornflowers have put on a good show. Poppies and cornflowers have become the symbols of the 1914-1918 war. But just like the British Poppy, the ...

Woodland Trust Tree Saplings.

We were lucky enough to receive tree saplings from the woodland trust this year and had a fantastic turn out for our planting session at Easter. We welcomed the turn in weather and down pours, but now with the longest hot spell since 1976, we are having to do lots of watering. The planting will ...

Tree Trunk Love on Hilly Fields

'I pray you mar no more trees by writing love-songs on their barks'(Shakespeare, As You Like It)I would agree with the Bard as far as living trees are concerned, but you can't really object to the ancient practice of carving names on a dead tree trunk like this one in Hilly Fields.

PLAY FOR ALL!

I have heard some depressing rumours that children have been told that the recently broken group swing, was not for older children. THIS is very incorrect. It was especially for secondary school children to enjoy. We support the right to play for all children. The fault is with the play company (not one we would ...

Midsummer Fayre – Why not Volunteer?

Here is a great opportunity to be part of the community, eet new people and do your bit. There are lots of jobs to do, before the day, during and litter picking at the end. Volunteering A dozen or so different Teams take charge of specific aspects of the organisation, each with a Team Captain. ...

Farmers’ Market every second Saturday of the month.

Our little market is dwindling, and I suspect that I might be more accurate with my apostrophe if I moved it a little to the left. However, Whitegate’s Farm are still a great help with our regular funds. The rent from their stall has funded this year’s WWI meadow. The cornflowers are just coming into ...

ART in the PARK, this Saturday 9th June, 2018

This Saturday we have ART IN the PARK, brought to you by the fantastic Brockley Max. This includes live music on the stage from midday, free story telling tent and the Children’s Magical Marquee £5 per child Welcome to our amazing Magical Marquee, offering creative workshops for children up to 14 years Midday until 6pm. ...

Midsummer Fayre Saturday 23rd June, 2018

The ever popular midsummer fayre will be on Saturday 23rd June, from midday until 5pm. It is organised by the Brockley Society This event only happens because of a tremendous team effort with lots of volunteers. So don’t be shy information below. Volunteering A dozen or so different Teams take charge of specific aspects of ...