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Bird Champion Blog

Don’t forget to check out our Bird Champion Blog. The tally is up to 48 different birds.


Friends of Hilly Fields

We held a regualar meeting on Tuesday, 11th June at 7.30. As some of the friends couldn’t make Tuesday, we need to rearrange the AGM. We’ll post a date in due course, but we are hoping to hold it before the next meeting in October.


James, is running after school Forest School sessions in the shade garden. You can sign up for the last half term on his website.

He is also offering a trial session. It is for school age children, so parents can go for a long jog and/or a cuppa in the cafe.

forest school info

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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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!