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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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Planning Application Victory!

News has just come through that the appeal against the council decision to refuse the building application for the Whistle Stop site (the scrappy building at the Hampton Court Gate entrance to Bushy Park) has been turned down, so another success on the planning front for us!

I, together with local residents, have been sending letters and objecting about this site for months – if not years. So persistence and bloody mindedness has prevailed!

No doubt a new application will be sent in at some point, hopefully this time not putting the Park wall in danger of collapse. We will await developments.

Pieter Morpurgo

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Oct 8:00 pm

The wonders of Fungi – talk by Brian Spooner, former head of Mycology at Kew

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

Full report...