New year, new newsletter
Happy New Year from all the staff at Myatt's Fields Park. As from today, you'll receive one e-bulletin a month with updates on horticulture, families, cooking and events. You'll also get to hear about one of our many amazing volunteers in our thank you section.
Myatt's in the top 10 parks
Myatt's Fields Park is the 7th most tranquil park in London – according to acoustic consultant Grant Waters. He spent 3 years working with academics to create a tranquility index. The index lists the top 10 most peaceful places to get a break from noise and pollution in London.
What's growing in the park?
In January we mulch the ground to enrich the soil. Healthy soil will help us grow tasty and wildlife-friendly plants later in the year. With the help of volunteers, we'll be doing a lot of mulching – including to prepare for a new edible hedge alongside the wildlife area. We'll be planting the new soft fruit and other shrubs through the mulch in March.
What about the greenhouse?
With funding from City Bridge Trust we'll be doing lots of new things this year, like developing a healing plants garden. We'll also be growing veggie seedlings for local groups. It's a great time to volunteer and get a free lunch in the process (Fridays 9.30-1pm and Sundays 10-2pm).
Food Heroes: Turkish food first up
Mina will be our Food Hero on Sunday 19 Jan. She'll be teaching you how to make tasty Turkish food. Learn and eat from 11am-1pm. Mina will be donating her fee to a homeless project she helps run. Future Food Heroes include Ummu (Middle Eastern, 26 Jan), Elisa (Italian, 2 Feb) and Dorothea (Caribbean, 9 Feb).
A big thank you to...
Debbie Charles for keeping us all in the know about what's going on in our local park. Debbie has been keeping the park noticeboards bang up to date. But that's not all. In the past 18 months she's raised £2000 on her cake stall – funds that mean we can run our summer, autumn and winter fairs. Thank you Debs!
Something on your mind?
Park manager Eliza will be at the depot to talk to anyone about the park on Fridays (10am-noon). Alternatively, come to the roundhouse at the same time on the last Friday of the month (January 31). Our staff will be there to talk about issues around dog walking, park events and our horticultural plans. Everyone is welcome.
A Longfield Celebration Book now for an evening of entertainment. There’ll be music, dance, comedy and theatre. Enjoy performances from a diverse range of artists including aerial acts, Longfield Voices and McAlpine Dance. Have a refreshment at our pop-up bar and taste a spoonful of the south London vibe. Friday 31 January, 7.30pm. Tickets start at £5.
Camberwell Station SE5 Forum for Camberwell has asked Network Rail to review the business case for the reopening of Camberwell Station. In response, Network Rail wants to hear from a wide range of residents. When? Tuesday 21 January, 7-9pm. Where? Camberwell College of Art, 45-65 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UF. Please come to the main reception.
Got something you'd like featured in our community noticeboard? Email Tori, our Community Development Manager with details and a picture.