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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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Latest news

  • Royal Parks spending cuts

    Royal Parks spending cuts

    Ray Brodie

    The spending cuts mentioned briefly in the previous newsletter are already taking effect with two major cuts which affect Bushy Park.

    The Education Centre run so successfully by Hannah Pritchard has been closed down.

  • The Fence in Duke’s Head Passage

    The Fence in Duke’s Head Passage

    The fence in Duke's Head Passage

    The new fence in Duke’s Head Passage has been causing great concern among the Friends. The Royal Parks say that the new fence has been put there to keep deer out of the passage…

  • A delightful poster

    A delightful poster

    Sir Michael Tims poster map

    Sir Michael Tims was one of the early members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks, and took on the job of designing and creating the artwork on our membership form…

  • A mole in the Royal Parks?

    A mole in the Royal Parks?

    Mole. Photo by Michael David Hill, Wikipedia.

    In the April edition of the Richmond Magazine celebrating the 50 years of The Friends of Richmond Park, to whom we offer our sincere congratulations; the editor, Richard Nye claimed that William <span class=“caps”>III</span> fell off his horse after it stumbled on a mole hill in Richmond Park…

  • Are you at risk from flooding?

    The Environment Agency has asked local amenity groups including the Friends of Bushy & Home Parks to help promote its ‘Flood Awareness Campaign’

    Please read the Flood Awareness brochure which has some simple to follow advice and sources of further information…

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Why we need more Friends

With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Latest report

Talk by John Tough on January 28th 2010

Report by Jane Cliff February 2010

John started the talk by explaining his role as ‘Deputy Launch Authority’. John acts as the liaison between the Coastguard and the Lifeboats. The Coastguard calls John who then makes the decision whether or not to launch the Lifeboat.

Full report...

Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.

Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.