Hilly Fields update

From a new playground and orchard to the London Bubble tour, a new cricket square and a proposed cafe to a new orchard, Hilly Fields has been the focal point for many of the most interesting projects in Brockley over the last year.


The Friends and Users of Hilly Fields are custodians of the park and will meet tomorrow, 7.30pm in the park keepers room at the top of Eastern Road, if anyone would like to attend and get involved.

The minutes from the last meeting note that funding for new bins and notice boards has been frozen and funding for improvements to the paths has not yet been secured. However, the grass in the new playground (which now looks like a moonscape, so well used has it been) will be repaired over the autumn.

They also confirm what we suspected, which is that plans for the cafe are not reliant on any public funding - the building would be constructed and maintained with private money.

20 comments:

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Thank you, Nick, for your kind words. Custodians of Hilly Fields indeed! I'm not sure we'd ever use that word, but one of our members likes to use a packet of Birds in interesting ways, so perhaps he could be called a "Custardian"?

"Attend and get involved" is the right message. We're looking to welcome official visits from 7:30 - with informal meetings happening before, and indeed, afterwards.

Refreshments are always a hot topic, so we welcome the introduction of the cafe. And please - accept our apologies for the worn grass.

We look forward to providing many more interesting focal points in the coming year.

The BDS

Brockley Nick said...

@BDS - Deep down in my stomach, with every inch of me, I pure, straight
hate you!

But, God damn it, do I respect you!

Monkeyboy said...

I don't play cricket, hardley watch cricket, or know anything about it but I'm glad it's going to happen. The traditional twack of leather on willow will please both Cat Man and the BDS.

Will they play tyhere before the year is out?

Monkeyboy said...

I don't play cricket, hardley watch cricket, or know anything about it but I'm glad it's going to happen. The traditional twack of leather on willow will please both Cat Man and the BDS.

Will they play there before the year is out?

TM said...

A new wicket will need considerable time to bed in and settle down.

They will be lucky to get a proper full speed competitve match by the middle of Summer 2011 I reckon.

Until the wicket is level and true with a predictable bounce, it can be pretty dangerous.

Matt-Z said...

The last thing we want is uncontrollable balls in the bushes.

Brockley Nick said...

There are several other cricket squares in London, not least in Greenwich and Dulwich, why do grown adults, capable of walking, cycling, driving and catching public transport need a cricket pitch near them, built at public expense? etc, etc. When I were a lad, I'd play cricket with a shard of V2 for a bat and some old bandages rolled up for a ball. We'd use our own shins for stumps. But we were happy...

drakefell debaser said...

A shard of V2 for a bat.

Brilliant!

Headhunter said...

Absolutely Nick! Bloody cricket pitches... Although at least Hilly Fields is large enough to absorb it...

bending the rope into a loop before.... said...

absorb what exactly?

Headhunter said...

...A cricket pitch

Brockley Nick said...

To absorb flat grass! And people using the park!

Some parks are too small for grass and people.

tying it into a noose and kicking away the chair said...

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The Cat Man said...

Huh?

Brockley Dogging Society said...

I believe that was a member of the extreme sports wing if the BDS. Best go to Telegraph Hill for that sort of thing.

LDF member said...

Dear Brockley Dogging Society - I would not wish to join a club that would have my member

Ladywell Dogging Fellowship (LDF)

Ladywell Dogging Society said...

Splitters

CGDG said...

At the Catholic Guilt Dogging Group meetings, Father Paul holds a confessional to conclude the evening. You are cleansed before going home.

The Popes view on al fresco sex is not recorded. His silence on the matter is taken as approval.

Getting a bit crowded on hilly fields, we are considering moving to the skateboard park, sex on wheels anyone?

Anonymous said...

A band stand next please...

Monkeyboy said...

noticed on my morning run that the fencing has been knocked down, some little oik needs a kicking.

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