Welcome to The Friends of the Parkland Walk website
A comprehensive source of information for the past, present and future of The Parkland Walk. We are here to help protect and conserve London’s longest linear nature reserve and to make it as accessible as possible to you.
The Quarterly Newsletter
We now produce a quarterly newsletter. You can DOWNLOAD the latest Spring edition here, or have it posted to you if you don't have access to a computer.
Conservation activities at a glance
The Friends hold a work session every second Saturday of the month for 2 hours. There is usually at least 1 longer session each month run by The Conservation Volunteers on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Saturday 11th May
Saturday 10th June
Tuesday 14th May
The Chairman's Annual Report
17th April was the date for the recent AGM. We only just managed to reach a quorum. Elin Sandberg and David Charie were elected to the committee. Please take a moment to read the Chairman's Report
Spring Newsletter now available
The quarterly newsletter is a great way to get a round up what's happened over the last 3 months, what's coming up in the next three and contributions from members. Please take a look. We would love you to make a contribution so if you have something to say, don't keep it to yourself, a rant, an essay, photo or poem – share it with us or give us some feedback on the newsletter or anything else. DOWNLOAD HERE
April marks the beginning of the butterfly survey which will run for its second year. Last year was a dreadful year for wildlife in general so we will be interested to see what effects the bad weather has had on this year's butterfly broods. If you would like to get involved, drop us a line, it's a great way to spend an hour on a sunny day.
We have now completed our inspection of the boundary. It's been a tough task scrambling through the undergrowth and it has revealed much for concern. The findings will be processed by the council and investigated further, but signs so far seem to suggest that a significant number of residents may have appropriated land by illegally extending their fence line and many, many more have encroached by dumping household and gardden waste and building rubble on the nature reserve.
Decline of Haringey Parks
We're now entering the third year of drastic cuts to the Parks budget which, after obligations to contracts for Homes for Haringey and supplying provisions where Lottery grants are awarded, has left only 3 full time staff across the remaining 43 parks, including The Parkland Walk.
David Morris, the Campaigns Officer of the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, recently gave an interview to the Sunday Observer in which he outlined many of the concerns for Haringey's parks. To read the full article please go to the Guardian website.