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Current Events and Issues

SCP Meadow Day 22nd June 2024

The Parks Biodiversity Team put on a great show for local residents and park users. We the Friends of the Park had a Welcome Display all about our Local History, plus craft activities for the children. The Sussex Cattle were on display for visitors to learn how they benefit meadow management and we had a couple of friendly black and white sheep to make the day!















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BREAKING NEWS

Sutton Common Bowls Green closure due to financial cuts, see SCBC section on main menu for full story

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INVITATION on Saturday 15th April 2023 to ;
SUTTON COMMON BOWLS CLUB ( Founded in 1938)

It's cold, damp and dark! Probably not the time to be thinking about
outdoor sports. But, at Sutton Common Bowls Club we are already looking forward
to the start of the new season of outdoor bowls. The season starts
on Saturday 15th April 2023. We are a small and friendly group of bowlers who play in a local mixed league as well as having friendly matches with the clubs in
Sutton. We run regular club events and competitions. The Green is
open to members 7 days a week. Bowls is not only a good way to get exercise it is very sociable matches always finish with a cup of tea and biscuits and a good chat!

If you would llke to try bowls come and visit us on the 15th. We
have a qualified coach to show you how bowls is played and other
members of the club are always willing to pass on tips and help.
We can provide all equipment including bowls for new players.

If you would like more details please contact ; John Perkins, Club Captain
Tel : 0208 395 6835.  Email : jp003f7688@blueyonder.co.uk

Hope to see you on the Green

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SCP Community Bulb Planting

Every Autumn the Friends plant daffs in the main entrance for the following Spring.This year we teamed up with our Local Ward Councillors in Stonecot and decided to plant a 1000 daffs at the Morden Road entrance to the park comprising 500 Narcissus tête-à-tête and 500 Gold Harvest. Our Ward Councillors Rob Beck and Cumar Sa Ha promoted  the event and despite the rain we had an excellent turnout from local residents who all got stuck in to help make it a special place to live in.



Cllr Rob Beck and Stephen C Jarvis, V Chair, Foscp



Cllr Cumar Sa Ha lending a hand !














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Invitation to Bowls Open Day 2022

 

John Perkins, Qualified Coach

Introduction to Bowls in Sutton 

A short video produced by Sutton Council is shot at Carshalton BC as an introduction to the bowling facilities available to local people in the London Borough of Sutton. Check it out and click on the link below

https://youtu.be/8vN-nbwffRE

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Winter Wonderland 9th February 2021

 


Childrens Play Area

New Artificial Cricket Pitch

Basket Ball Court


The Paddock, Wetlands Area


Wetlands Seasonal Pond Frozen Over

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Members newsletter 2020 - Word Document

 

 

STOP PRESS

 

Sutton Parks and Lockdown Poetry Competition

We are looking for the best poem on the theme of parks and lockdown.

During lockdown, parks have provided a space to breathe, an escape from our four walls, helping to restore our mental and physical health. 

Many people have a new found love for their local greenspace, others appreciate parks more than ever.

Poetry prize competition

  • Free to enter
  • Open to residents of the London Borough of Sutton only
  • A prize for the winner in each category of a £50 book token:
    • Under 12 years old
    • 12 to 17 years old
    • Adults 18+ years old
  • One entry per person

Closing date for entries: 31st December 2020

Entries should be emailed to dawn.fielding@sutton.gov.uk

Sutton Parks and Lockdown Competition Terms and Conditions

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Emergency helicopter makes an unscheduled landing adjacent to the main car park on the 24th July 2020 to attend to a local traffic incident outside the park

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Wildflower planting at Sutton Common Paddock

The Biodiversity team and SNCV will be undertaking a community planting event on April 17th

Volunteers welcome

 

Happy New Year 2019 to all members and park users. In the past our park has been invaded by “ Travellers” who last time left an awful mess behind putting park users and dog walkers at risk to injury which the Council has to clear up at tax payers expense. We are pleased to advise that Sutton Council has now taken action with The High Court of Justice to obtain a permanent ban on Travellers misusing the park. Click here to view document

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Apologies but we had to cancel the Friends AGM 2018 planned for 31st July 2018 due to the sudden illness of the Chairman. This has been subsequently reorganized to be dealt with by the Friends Management Committee on the 14th November 2018. For a full report please see AGM Report



issued 6/9/18

New Meadow Creation Project

It's back to the plough with part of the ongoing habitat improvement work and the restoration of meadow land.

The Shire Horse Handlers Andy and Tom said they managed to plough up an old goal post during one of the sessions.

The bay Shire horse is Nobby and the brown one is Heath with Horse Handler Tom

                 
issued May 2018

 

 

 

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