This is a community website for the Friends (and others) of The Lambeth Walk Open Space. The Friends welcome new members whatever their financial or residence status, but local people who use, look at or enjoy our park regularly will get most out of our organisation. Anyone who would like to contribute to the Friends or this blog, please get in touch via the email link (at right, below). We are currently spending nearly £200,000 on the important basics like fence, hedge, play area and path works

Friday, November 28, 2003


DECEMBER 2003: FoLWOS is awarded a major Doorstep Green grant – the maximum available in this round – of £75,000. With match-funding and other grant streams added-in we plan to spend at least £150,000 (probably closer to £200,000) over the next three years on improving our Open Space, transforming our local park from a neglected patch of grass mostly used for walking the dog into a safer, more attractive park that can offer the kind of amenities, relaxation, views, fun and enjoyment of nature all park users and locals can benefit from.

We will be working closely with all the schools, sheltered housing, adventure playground, youth club and disabled learning centres that frame and surround our park, particularly because a lot of opportunities have been missed over the last twenty years to make the most of our Open Space’s potential.

We want to be a better neighbour to our local residents too, and that’s where you come in. If you would like to help us with the Doorstep Green project or contribute to helping to “fix up” our Open Space – it could be time, ideas, feedback, plants, energy or just support – please contact the Friends at the address above.

It’ll be an exciting time to be a Friend over the next couple of years, and we’d be delighted to welcome you to the group. It’s time to start getting on with the job. Wish us luck . . . or, better still, why not join in?

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