Jubilee Tree planting on Wednesday 22 May – gather from 12.45pm at the cafe on Hilly Fields.
We will be planting the Jubilee Tree donated by the Tree Council at Hilly Fields on Wednesday 22 May.
Students from Prendergast school will come out at 1.15pm for the ceremony. Several people from the Brockley 50+ Club, which meets at Brockley Social Club, will share some memories of the Coronation with us and then they and the students will plant the tree.
This is a prestigious occasion for Brockley as there will be only 60 trees throughout the country to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A digital record of all 60 plantings will be presented to the Queen in June. The tree itself will have a smart plaque which will be readable from smartphones. Please do join us — Brockley Society tree officers, Friends of Hilly Fields, Seniors, and Prendergast School students — for this special occasion.
An extra special invite is extended to anyone who has memories of the Coronation.
We’ve had a request to post this meeting, so for all local small businesses and home workers….The Hilly Fields Network, a local business network, or the first time ever, are holding a meeting in Hilly Fields, in the Cafe, on Thursday 2 May from 12pm-2pm
The Lewisham Rivers and People Project is coming to Hilly Fields. “The Hill Is Alive! Birds, Beasts and Wildflowers in an Urban Park” is the title of a walk taking place on Thursday 28 March starting at 10.30. Meet on the corner of Adelaide Avenue and Eastern Road. The walk will be led by Nick Bertrand, the legendary Deptford botanist, which means that expert and entertaining commentary about flowers and trees in the park is guaranteed. There will also be input on bird life from the Bird Champions group.
and thanks Tom, for eloquent write up, saves me having to think!
Keith’s funeral will be on Monday 25th March at 09:30 in Hither Green Crematorium Chapel, Verdant Lane, SE6 1JX.
It is the BIG DIG: Everyone is welcome to join us for some healthy, sociable exercise, planting the fruiting hedge. We’ll be in the park Saturday morning at 10.30. We will have some tools, but you are welcome to bring your own. Meet by the cafe and we’ll be heading to the orchard where ground has been prepared for planting (so more small dig required). Numbers permitting, we are also hoping to plant some hedging on the conservation area boundary.
When we have finished, there is a light lunch being served for hungry volunteers.
The hedge and lunch have been provided by the Tree Council.
Thank you to them.
At 1pm, the tree expert, Jon Stokes, will lead a tour of tree in Hilly Fields and Brockley. (organised by Brockley Society and the Brockley Street Wardens)
The first day of spring, came with the sad news that Keith our former park keeper, passed away last night. A lovely man, always helpful and kind, with a droll sense of humour.
We are busy getting ready for this year’s Big Bird Watch. We will be setting up by the cafe from 10.30 until 12.30. You don’t need to be an expert as we have our bird champions to advise. If you prefer, you can take a guided walk and if you haven’t got time, take a survey to complete at home! The more areas surveyed the better. Binoculars can be useful, but aren’t essential.