Photo by Alex Christie Grand Surrey Canal path
Now more than ever our parks and green spaces are even more important. 
COVID-19 - We have moved our meetings and upcoming training online. 
FOBP will change our activities to respond to government public health guidelines.

Photo: Alex Christie
Parkhouse Street redevelopment plans - Council local area study

Southwark Council commissioned a local area study on the Parkhouse Street redevelopment. Including the impact on Burgess Park.
The Gort Scott study is an overview across the four schemes. 
Read the report, comment by 13 April. 
More on FOBP campaign below. 
Southwark Nature Action  
Species, habitats and nature conservation
Butterfly Conservation online training
Saturday 4 April 10.30 - 12.00am.
Find out about the butterflies in Burgess Park and learn how to monitor. Training led by Simon Saville, Butterfly Conservation. No previous knowledge needed. Book online training.

More on the launch of Southwark Nature Action, green spaces conservation volunteers.
FOBP campaign 
on the importance of green space 
Project Duckling - Southwark Cleaner Greener Safer £4600 award thanks to Faraday ward councillors will:
  • improve the bankside and lake liner from deteriorating
  • improve the fencing and lakeside planting 
  • plus a new island funded by the Mayor of London Greener City award £6564.
To involve Cobourg school and engage park users we will re-organise the project to take place later in 2020/21 (due to CV-19). 

Burgess Sports 10k Run 
Fundraiser £15-£17 to support the work of the charity Burgess Sports included a new running club for Camberwell!
Sunday 10 May More information and updates. 
Southwark Council Old Kent Road Community Review Panel - Recruitment 
The panel will review planning applications and will provide independent advice to the council on how development can and should benefit people in the Old Kent Road area.

If you live or work locally and have a interest in the Old Kent Road apply: The closing date for applications is 6 April.
Burgess Park updates CoVid-19 
- cafe shut
- BMX shut
- sports centres shut 
- tennis centre shut
- tennis courts open -book here 

FOBP will continue to adjust activity - our monthly meeting will move online.  
Local mutual aid organisations - more details on Southwark Council website. 
FOBP monthly meeting Tuesday 7 April 2020 7pm to 8.30pm
Online meeting 
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