Please note: The Friends of Norwood Park AGM will be held at the Hungry Hippo Cafe, within the park, at 7pm on Monday 12th June. See the news page for more information.
Norwood Park has some of the best panoramic views of the capital, plus a playground, outdoor gym, skatepark, cafe and country walk.
The Friends of Norwood Park is made up of a group of local residents who volunteer to help protect, maintain and improve Norwood Park.
Get involved in your local park by becoming a member of the Friends!
We're always looking for new members to help support park projects, make decisions about the park, and join our fun volunteering sessions. It's a £4 annual membership fee to join, which helps support the Friends and allows us to continue our work.
To become a member, download Membership form and follow the instructions on the form.
If you have trouble with the form, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest events and updates
Crystal Palace Community Choir (www.crystalpalacechoir.org.uk) with Jonathan Croucher, Vicar of Christ Church, Gipsy Hill (http://www.gipsyhill.org.uk), lead the singing as the Friends of Norwood Park and park users dress the Christmas tree. Mulled apple juice and mince pies were provided by Athraa at the Hungry Hippo Cafe. Even Mother Christmas dropped by, to hand out a few presents to the gathered children.
Will we see you next year? Look out for news of this and other events in Norwood Park.
Sports pitch planning application withdrawn
Power to the People - Residents and the Friends of Norwood Park working together
Many park users and local residents contacted us regarding the Councils proposals to build an artificial grass sports pitch on the MUGA in Norwood Park.
On your behalf along with other local residents we met with Council officers to talk about your concerns. The loss of amenity, loss of trees, open access for the community, traffic impact, parking, lighting, operating times, toilet facilities in our park and our local community Having raised these issues with Lambeth we can now confirm that
“following a series of discussions with councillors the Council will not be progressing with the proposals to build an artificial grass sports pitch at Norwood Park”.
It is great to know by joining together and talking to the Council and Councillors we can influence decisions that impact on our park and our local area.
Are you interested in getting involved in Norwood Park?
Take part by becoming a member of the Friends! We always welcome new members who help support park projects, make decisions about the park, and join our fun volunteering sessions. To get involved, send us an email: email@example.com
Volunteer day - Allotment fence painting
The Friends arranged a great volunteering day on 13th August where local volunteers came along and helped paint the allotment fence with paint donated by Kingswood Primary school. The fence was getting worn and weathered, and the new paint will now protect the wood for years to come.
We still need a second volunteer day to finish painting the inside of the fence, if you're interested in getting involved, get in touch!
Council's response to toilet closure petition
We've received the following response from Lambeth to our petition.
Cafe's falafels "absolutely SENSATIONAL"!
We're so excited to receive such a glowing review about our cafe in the park.
Planning application for the sports pitch
Planning application for the development of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) is available on the Lambeth planning website.