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The Sensory Garden

Children’s Trim Trail

Work on the children’s trim trail started at the end of March 2022. This work was proposed by the Friends in June 2019 in an application to the Lewisham Council Greening Fund. We are delighted to see this project happening after a number of delays.

Installation of a Children's Trim Trail by Wicksteed in Forster Memorial Park
Trim Trail components ready for installation. 1st April 2022
Wicksteed log walk being installed in Forster Memorial Park
Log Walk
The Children's Trim Trail installation at Forster Memorial Park April 2022
The Trim Trail being put in April 2022

Healthy Walk 

A walking group in Forster Memorial Park
Walking for Health. A regular walking group in the park.

Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:30am, meet 10.30 at Goldsmiths Community Centre, SE6 1QD or 10.45 at the Longhill Road entrance to the park.
Join this friendly walking group for a walk to and around Forster Park. Free. All welcome! Meet at the Community Centre.
Register online here or contact helen@goldsmithscommunitycentre.org.uk or 0793 389 4875

Sports Fun4All Football Club
Saturdays 10 am – 12 noon

Football Club for 3-12 year old boys and girls. £5 per session. Meet by the Pavilion. www.sportsfun4all.com
Contact Kieran at info@sportsfun4all.com or 07432 121 741

Lewisham Lionhearts U12 and U14 football training
Saturdays 9.30-11.30am
Football training for 10-14 year old boys and girls (school years 5-9), all abilities welcome. www.fclewishamlionhearts.org
Contact lewishamlionheartsfc@yahoo.co.uk or 07391 747 579

Forest Church

First Sunday of the month 1-3pm.
Taking church outdoors with St Luke’s Downham in the Outdoor Learning Area. ASD Friendly.
More info: asdoutreach.stluke@gmail.comor www.facebook.com/forestchurchdownham

For more about Forest Church, click HERE

Toilets

The toilets are open Thursdays-Sundays inclusive all year round.

Please note: 

All weekly activities are run by third parties unless stated above, please check up to date information with individual contacts. Friends of Forster Memorial Park accept no liability. 

#Love Forster Park? 

Please report:

Any graffiti, fly tipping, vandalism or anything broken to Lewisham@glendale-services.co.uk and on Love Clean Streets. Report fallen trees here. Call 111 or 999 if you see any illegal activity.

Join and support our work as a member of Forster Park Friends here.

Share your #parkplay and follow us @ForsterMPark on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Volunteer to join our lovely team and help keep improving our lovely park. Email volunteeringfofmp@gmail.com to find out more and get involved. Thanks!

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Car Park News

Parking Control Conisborough College
Cameras at the Entrance to the Car Park

Early February 2021

Cameras have been installed at the entrance to the car park from Bellingham Road, next to Conisborough College, under Lewisham Council’s ‘Healthy Neighbourhoods‘ programme.

These limit access to the car park on school days for about an hour at the beginning and end of the school day.

Climate change

Trees are climate change heroes. They breathe through their leaves, taking in carbon dioxide (which contributes to global warming), storing it in their trunks and roots, and sending back out the oxygen which we need to breathe. They also remove particles and reduce air pollution – so having more near our homes and schools is great for our health.

Wildlife

We will be planting UK native species like hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder and rowan. These covered Britain thousands of years ago and our wildlife are used to them so we are doing our bit to recreate our country’s forests of old.

Wild fruit

Trees provide space for creatures great and small. Squirrels, songbirds, bugs and beetles all find homes in our trees. And we will also be planting a hedgerow along the edge of park by Whitefoot Lane. Many of the trees we are planting produce fruit and nuts which animals will be able to eat, so we are helping out the critters and birds.

Treecreeper
Encouraging more birds to live in the park

People

And there’s nothing quite as relaxing as a walk in the woods. Spending time in green spaces, even when the wind is blowing, is great for our physical and mental health. Walking in the park, football with friends, running around the playground– these are all great ways to enjoy yourself, clear your head and help your heart.