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Dawn Chorus Walk…Thursday 30th March 2017

This coming Thursday at 6am, meet at 6am outside the cafe.
Iti lovely just to be there and see the dawn break.


11th February Farmers’ Market 10am until 3pm

Thanks to funds from the Farmers’ Market, we have a new oven and creative counter up and running in our mud kitchen. We have requested more logs too.
The log range and heavier counter is awaiting a slight modification and will be set up in the shade garden, once we have the new logs.

So we can continue with our small improvements like the mud kitchen, seeds for the WWI meadow, secatuers for the orchard pruning and bird seed for our bird feeder making sessions, please support the market.

Held this coming Saturday, 11th February and every second Saturday of the month, from 10 until 3pm.

First Farmers’ Market of the Year. Saturday 14th January, 2017.

The farmers’ market will be up by the cafe this Saturday 14th January. From 10am until 3pm. Please come and support them, it helps the friends with funds for small projects throughout the park.


Farmers’ Market

The last farmers’ market of the year will be on Saturday 10th December from 10am until 3pm. This year, they have funded several small projects in the park. This includes the new fencing to protect the hawthorn hedge around the mud kitchen, 1kg of meadow seeds for the WWI meadow, yellow rattle seeds for the South Meadow, new oven and worktops for the  mud kitchen (on order) and also a project in progress, upgrading the railing on Vicars Hill and a new park sign.

So please give your support by purchasing an item or two from the market!



Farmers’ Market

This weekend, the farmers’ market will be up by the cafe.

The stalls support the friends’ group, their rent helps fund small projects including the mud kitchen, wildflower seeds, bird seed, tools etc.

Whitegates Farm bring eggs, fruit, vegetables, apple juices…and hopefully some Kent apples, Marsh Meat have a selection of meats and we are hoping the preserves will be back after their summer break.


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Petition for recycling bins in Hilly Fields


Please sign the Change.org petition demanding that Lewisham Council provide recycling bins in Hilly Fields. (more…)

Midsummer Fayre on Hilly Fields, 18th June 2016

Volunteers! WE NEED YOUR HELP  for this community- and volunteer-organised event … Please email chair@brockleysociety.org.uk to be put on the rota. Screen shot 2016-06-13 at 13.38.40
1) BrocSoc BARBECUE: We still need more volunteers to help run this. Set-up 10am, serve till 5pm.

2) STEWARDS!  from 8am until the fayre opens at 12 noon (plus a skeleton rota during the afternoon)

3) Tea Stall: Volunteers needed for the rota from 11am till 5pm

4) Setting up from 7am to 12noon. Breakdown from 4.30 to 6pm

5) More volunteers on other teams! Litter picking, selliing raffle tickets, coconut shy … See details on  www.brockleysociety.org.uk.  Or turn up on the day at the Brockley Society information stall.

6) CAKES, cakes, cakes! please bake a CAKE(S) to bring on the day! The TEA-AND-CAKE-STALL is a centrepiece of the fayre and depends on support from the community!

Mini Fun Fair this bank holiday weekend from 27th May, 2016

Last year’s popular event returns for the bank holiday weekend. Opening at midday on Saturday 28th and closing on Tuesday, 31st May at 7pm.

It is a token fair, £1 per token or 6 tokens for £5, 12 tokens £10 etc. There is a free swingball zone, and a free toddler zone, which is for the under 2 years only.


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Midsummer Fayre Saturday 18th June, 12noon to 5pm, 2016…brought to you by the Brockley Society

The Friends of Hilly Fields will have their regular stall at the Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre, Saturday 18 June, 12 noon to 5pm 
The Brockley Society’s hugely popular summer event returns for its 42nd year. 
The fayre is entirely community-run.
Download STALLS application forms for arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, food-related, community and societies, and catering on www.brockleysociety.org.uk.
VOLUNTEER to help run the fayre. Details are on the Brockley Society website and there’s something for everyone’s ability and time constraints.
Teams take charge of specific aspects, each with a Team Captain. 
Some teams operate beforehand, others only on the day.