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Upcoming Events

 

 

Spring Bulb Planting

Thank you to all who came and helped! 

Looking forward to next Spring already 🌷

Friends of Larkhall Park Committee Meeting

Tues 5th December  2023  7.30 - 9 pm
Courland Grove Baptist Church Hall

entrance: opposite the hire bikes and tennis courts.

If you can't attend in person, you can join us on Zoom. Email info@larkhallparkfriends.org.uk for the link. 

Let us know if you have, or know of, a venue that would like to host a meeting. They have recently been held at The Courland Grove Baptist Church Hall, The Surprise Pub, and the EMCA Mosque meeting room.

 

  

Larkhall Park Community Action Plan Meeting

Tues 12th December  2023  7 - 9 pm
Courland Grove Baptist Church Hall

entrance: opposite the hire bikes and tennis courts.

Come and give your opinion on how you would like the park developed, and your thoughts on the potential new all-weather pitch proposal from Lambeth (in the place of the existing grass pitch). 

Community Garden Volunteering
 

Meet at the community garden near the Lansdowne Way entrance.  Please wear suitable clothing - all tools provided.

  • Every Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm
     

Larkhall Park Partnership Board Meeting
 

The Larkhall Park Partnership Board is comprised of local residents, elected councillors and Lambeth Parks & Leisure Services. Its remit is to oversee the spending of funds for the park & local area.  
It is looking to include on the board representatives from. the Landsdowne Green, Springfield, Patmore Estates, and others. If anyone is interested, or would like to come to a meeting, do come along or email info@larkhallparkfriends.org.uk
If you cannot attend in person and would like the zoom link, please email adraper@lambeth.gov.uk

Tuesday 19th December 2023 6.15 - 7.45 pm
Location tbc.

Get Involved

Litter-picking your thing? 
Regular sessions - litter pickers and gloves provided. All welcome. 
Email for details, or check out their facebook page (Friends of Larkhall Park cleanup team!)

Promote your business, event or service?
If you are a local business and would like to advertise here, in our newsletter, on social media, or on one of the five noticeboards in the park - contact us.

We'd love to find out about & feature what you do!
 

Love writing? Taking pictures? Social Media?
Want to help promote Larkhall Park? 
The Friends of Larkhall Park are looking for a volunteer social media coordinator, and newsletter contributor / editor.

Corporate volunteers wanted
Corporate volunteers stripped turf and laid and matting seeded with wildflowers that is now blooming, by the tennis courts. If you know of any company that would like to become involved be in touch. 

For these, or any other enquiries, email us:
info@larkhallparkfriends.org.uk 

Autumn in the Park

 

Check out photos of the park, and find out about some events going on locally - in the park, and nearby. 

We'd love to see your photos - tag us #friendsoflarkhallpark on instagram 

Join The Friends

We are exceptionally keen to have more members so that we can be sure that we're representing all the varied communities around the park.  You can join our mailing list here.

Asbestos in the park 

Asbestos update 1.12.2023

 

Remediation work has been carried out by replacing contaminated soil with fresh earth, where it was disturbed in the trench that was dug to replace cabling, now behind the Heras fencing. This is in two areas - along the path by the all-weather football pitch, and along Priory Grove.

 

This has been sown with fresh grass seed, the heras fencing removed, and replaced by low level plastic fencing (as round the bed by The Surprise pub), until it has grown.

A new quote is also being requested, to do further testing on the main grass football pitch, flower beds and other areas, to see how widespread the problem is. The Friends of Larkhall Park are keen to get planting again. 

Asbestos update 15.06.2023

Whilst digging channels for cabling, last autumn, small pieces of asbestos were found. Work was stopped immediately, and Heras fencing put around the disturbed ground. This is by the MUGA football pitch, and near Priory Grove.

Subsequently, an asbestos ground survey has confirmed the occasional presence of asbestos material can be found at depth under the ground in the park. Most of the asbestos encountered is derived from asbestos cement which is a once commonly used building material.

 

Asbestos cement is a more stable bonded form of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and carries a far lower risk level. The presence of this ACM is most likely linked to the pre-war residential and light industry land use of the area prior to it being landscaped as a park in the early 1970s.

 

We understand the risk to health is currently extremely low.

 

We have specialists involved in advising us to ensure however we proceed is done so in best interests of users and workers within the park. Arrangements for the safe remediation of the fenced off areas in the park are being arranged for October this year, autumn being the best time for this type of groundwork.

 

If you require more information, please email parks@lambeth.gov.uk

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