Sat 9 Sept 2017 3pm Join us

Join us outside Chestnuts Cafe at 3pm on Sat 9 September for a walk round the whole park, to note what’s working well and what needs attention or improvement. This will help us prioritise our next ten year plan, now we’ve completed the willow garden and all the major items in our previous plans. All welcome


Come garden with us ready for our 15 July festival

Here are the dates when we’ll be gardening in the park prior to our big festival on Sat 15 July. All welcome to all sessions. Tools provided.

Sun 25 June 3-5  Gardening and watering, willow garden and orchard
Tues 27 and Thurs 29 June 10 – 4pm, with tcv vols working on hedge around park
Sat 8 July 11am – 2pm Learn how to maintain the live willow sculptures, with Angie Baker
Wed 12 July 6-8.30pm Gardening with Haringey Goodgym, willow garden and orchard

Forthcoming events (10, 27 and 29 June, 12 and 15 July 2017)

Next Friends of Chestnuts Park (FOCP) activities – All welcome to all events 

Sat 10 June               2.00pm   

FOCP Committee, held in Community Centre. Possibly following by gardening and watering session

 Tues 27 June and Thurs 29 June 10-3pm               

Caring for hedge trees around park perimeter, with tcv                 

Wed 12 July              6.30pm-8.30pm      

Gardening in the willow garden with Haringey Goodgym

Sat 15 July                 11- 4pm    

Festival in the park held jointly with Chestnuts Community Centre, St Ann’s Hospital Redevelopment Trust (StART) and FOCP

Good news about threat to park, and next meeting 6 May 3.30pm

Following our open Friends meeting with him on 2 April, (see previous post for more information on this), Cllr Ayisi  phoned on 5 April to tell us officially that Chestnuts Park, and any other public green space, has been taken out of the frame for any giveaway to Onside.. We were pleased to hear this news, but of course remain vigilant, in case it comes back into the frame.

As agreed at the 2 April Friends meeting, we will reconvene another open Friends meeting to continue conversations about the park and the Community  Centre, (and for any update on Onside and Chestnuts Park)  at 3.30pm on Saturday 6 May in the Community Centre. All friends welcome.

Questions remain about the whole process of how Chestnuts Park ever got into the frame to have public green space fenced off and given away to an outside organisation, and about the proposed contract with Onside. Some members of Friends of Chestnuts Park, as Haringey residents, will continue to ask questions about this in other forums. However, as Friends of Chestnuts Park,  our constitutional objective of “protecting” the park is achieved once  it is fully confirmed that Chestnuts Park has been removed from the list of Onside locations. We will then be able to resume our usual activities connected to improving the park, with full energy.  Watch this space for posts about forthcoming events and celebrations.

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