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Bank Holiday Monday – Bowls Club Open Day from 11am

LB of Lewisham do not permit BBQs in their parks.

WE don’t make the rules, but BBQs are not actually allowed in Hilly Fields or any park in Lewisham.

If we did make the rules, we’d say, DON’T burn the grass and take all your rubbish from hence it came..ie home. Where it can be most economically and successfully recycled in your wheelie bins.

SERIOUSLY, if you want your plastics, glass and tins recycling the best way to ensure this is to put them in a kerbside green wheelie bin.

This is what we’d like to avoid on a summer evening…with the best will in the world, Glendale can’t be emptying bins half way through the night and by the time the morning comes, the foxes will have checked it out.


Rubbish piled on a full bin in the play area


The Francis Drake Bowls Club on the corner of Hilly Fields will be holding an open day with introductory sessions:
the first one will be Monday 7th May from 11am until 4pm
If you can’t make the Monday, then you can have a try on May 8th, 10th, 15th or 17th from 2 – 4.30pm.

You can contact Jeanette on 020 8291 9243 or RON on 020 8962 3669 or via francisdrakebowlsclub.org

Pruning our fruit trees

A master class with our orchardista, explaining how to prune mature plums. We also sowed the meadow, with extra cornflowers and poppy seeds.

Volunteering with nature conservation

Although we have recently planted over 300 tree saplings and hedge plants, we’ve had a lull with our regular volunteer days. However, we have plans to start them up again on Sunday mornings, probably fortnightly over summer.

Here is some information on what we’ve done in the past.
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Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

We have now planted the tree saplings supplied by the Woodland Trust, sponsored by IKEA>
The sun shone and we had a lovely day, with lots of new volunteers. Ruth from Pistachios Cafe kindly took orders and delivered complimentary drinks.

Amongst the oaks and field maples we have a ring of rowan trees and an avenue of cherries and crab apples.

DAWN CHORUS March 29th ..6am

Let’s hope for a fine morning. We often get to see the sun rising over the stone circle.

AGM and General Meeting

Our regular spring meeting will be this Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm.
We will be holding our AGM which had to be rescheduled from last year.

All our welcome.
http://www.hilly.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ANNUAL-REport_2016-17.pdf..for annual report


The latest update on the birds in hilly fields can now be viewed on

Big Bird Watch Update

Please follow the link to the final bird count for our successful bird watch last month.


Save the date: Dawn Chorus 29th March, 6pm.