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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

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Support urgently needed for proposal for permanent green space on Jolly Boatman site

An innovative, fresh new set of planning proposals has been lodged with Elmbridge Borough Council. The plans were formally submitted to EBC by Andrew Roberts, a Thames Ditton resident. The new scheme will create a public Thames-side, green space, with unobstructed views across to Hampton Court Palace, on the site known as the ‘Jolly Boatman’. Mr Roberts’ single goal, is to preserve and enhance the valued heritage views, once and for all.

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The deadline for comments in the Elmbridge Council planning process is 31st July. HCRC and FBHP urge you to write to EBC as soon as possible to ensure that your voice is heard before the consultation expires.

E-mail comments to Laura Davies, Senior Planning Officer on: tplan@elmbridge.gov.uk

All correspondence must carry the Planning Reference number 2012/2362

Alternatively you can use this link to send your message:
Key in application reference: 2012/2362 and click ‘Search’, then the click ‘Submit Comment’ at the base of the page. Your message will be published in ‘view attachments’.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 25th Jan 8:00 pm

Talk by Ian Jones-Healy “Dr John Langdon Down and the history of Normansfield“.

Latest report

On the morning of Saturday 3 November a group of members of the Friends assisted Sharon Evans, the Bushy Park Head Gardener, in planting an area of the Woodland Gardens.

Full report...