Fete for the inauguration of Playground next to the Park

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The 4th of July FoSSP together with the Kinglake Tenants & Residents Association have held a Fete marking the inauguration of a refurbished playground next to the WildLife Area of the Surrey Square Park.

The event was attended by Councillor Martin Seaton and representants from the Council and Resident Involvement for the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration.
As expected many local residents and children attended the event, that was well liked and everybody seemed to have a good time.

FoSSP had prepared the previous day the grounds and provided plants for a planting session, where the children and their parent could participate and learn something of the work the friends of surrey square park are involved with.

FoSSP had also a new Gazebo we will hope will be using often during the year.

More Illustration of the event are available (courtesy of Daniel) here.

Thanks to all that have made the event possible.

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Sunday 3rd of July 2016 Day of Action

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

We will have an Activity Day

from 1300 to 1600 (approximatively…)

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Wildlife Area (where we meet up) and Surrey Square Park

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2016 Annual General Meeting

A thanks to all the participants and Council Officers that took part on the  30 of January the Friends of Surrey Square Park AGM.
As usual for our style of business it was a friendly meeting, all were welcome and we did some useful work.

The minutes will be posted on our pages soon.

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Action Day Sunday 7 November 2015: clean-up, maintain, trim and more at 1.00 pm

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Our Park has its own Green Flag

Our little Park has its own Green Flag at last.
It flutters  at the Kinglake entrance and has been a source of Civic Prowess to all the residents.
Even people that normally do not associate or engage with the community have shown, in this case, some sense of satisfaction that things can improve and get better for everyone.

Daniel has made a beautiful video of the ceremony and we all are thrilled that the moment can be share with everybody:

 The Local newspaper “The Southwark News” has dedicated an article to the event:

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Dear Friends,

We would like to extend our thanks for all your time, hard work and efforts to improve our green space, as…
Surrey Square Park is named as one of the best in Britain and receives a Green Flag Award!
 
Surrey Square Park is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official! The park is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.
The award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Friends of Surrey Square Park have been working closely with Southwark Council over the last four years to improve the park. Please visit our website for more information at: www.fossp.wordpress.com
Friends of Surrey Square Park Chair Julian Weston said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for first time from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that people living on the Kinglake Estate and surrounding streets are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said:
“We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces. A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy. Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”
Please join us for a ceremony to raise our Green Flag in Surrey Square Park on Friday 12th September  at 11am.
Best wishes,
Ewan O’Neill
Secretary
Friends of Surrey Square Park
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21 June 2014 Annual General Meeting

On Saturday 21 June 2014 we held a successful AGM

The venue was maybe small for the number of participants but we managed to squeeze in.
We had much to report from a year of changes and many challenges, the administration of what was left of the “open space works” from the previous years, the very demanding WildLife Area Cleaner, Greener, Saver award delivery and the Green Flag award entry, just to mentions the main ones.
Still we were happy to take on the burden because we know that to do something good one has to start on one’s doorstep!!
A new Committee has been elected and we want specially thanks Daniel that has been FoSSP chair for several , significant years and Frank that has had to leave late last year.

Julian was elected chair and Ewan takes its place as secretary.

Thanks to anyone for their efforts and persistence.

Full minute can be obtained on request.

 

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