Monday, January 24, 2011

Mayow Park Update

At the recent AGM of the Friends of Mayow Park (FOMP) Bishopsthorpe Hilary Jarrett stepped down as Chair. I know that Hilary will remain an active member in her role as Treasurer and I would like to thank her for her tireless work. In November FOMP held their annual tree-dressing event, decorating an oak tree using only natural materials. Thank you to all who contributed on that cold day!
The Grow Mayow Community Garden and plant nursery is managed as an independent venture within the park by two dedicated volunteers, Suriya and Iris, and the site is leased from Lewisham Council. The project is proving to be a great attraction.
The long-awaited young people’s play space now looks as though it will go ahead after some uncertainty over funding. FOMP have requested that illustrations of the new designs prepared by Groundwork for the space should be made available for the Mayow Park noticeboard. All being well and weather permitting, work should start in the next few weeks, with Glendale undertaking the installation and Groundwork managing the project.
Many of you will know that Emma, our former blog mistress, has now moved to Devon. She provided regular updates and we are very grateful for the work she undertook. We have had to develop a new blog and email, although the original ones will be available for some time yet. The new blog is “a work in progress” and all offers to help improve the site will be considered. Visit us on or email us at
Alona Sheridan, Chair of FOMP.
020-8244 4259