SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Shops & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors Adult Learning Lewisham


Post Reply  Post Topic 
What's on at Blythe Hill Fields
Author Message
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #1
13-11-2015 03:46 PM

Hello everyone

I thought some of you might be interested in the events we have planned up on Blythe Hill Fields over the coming months. There will be Christmas drinks, building Stag Beetle loggeries, Christmas carols etc. - details attached. We hope to see you there!
http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk



Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
   

.pdf File  BHF Christmas 2015.pdf (Size: 257.12 KB / Downloads: 249)
Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #2
25-11-2015 10:21 PM

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? No need to look any further!

The LOVE BLYTHE HILL FIELDS tea towels (ably modelled by Zaria and her daughter, below) and limited edition prints of the Fields by talented photographer Johnathan Hall will be on sale tomorrow night at the Friends' Christmas drinks and on 12 December during the Christmas carols/stag beetle loggery building event. Details above.

We look forward to seeing you at the Honor Oak Pub tomorrow night at 8.30 pm!



Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
       
Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #3
06-12-2015 07:57 AM

Ho ho ho!

On Saturday 12 December the Friends will be building a Stag Beetle loggery, while we sing Christmas carols!

The Stag Beetle is the UK's largest beetle and it is endangered. The larvae depend on old trees and rotting wood to live in and feed on, and can take up to six years to develop before they pupate and turn into adults. The loggery will provide a new home and ideal breeding ground for the precious Stag Beetles which inhabit the Fields.

Come and help us build the loggery or sing carols (or both!) We hope to have a bring and share of festive treats, so please feel free to bring along some mince pies, mulled wine etc. to share with your neighbours.

Please meet by the playground from 11 am, with a shovel if you have one.



Attached File(s)
.pdf File  carols 1.pdf (Size: 313.09 KB / Downloads: 172)
Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #4
11-12-2015 08:14 PM

Ding dong!

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow up on Blythe Hill Fields for Logs & Carols! Don't worry about the forecast drizzle - we have a large gazebo which will keep us nice and dry.

http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk



Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
   
Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #5
12-12-2015 02:14 PM

Wow! What an amazing turnout for Logs & Carols today!

It was great to see so many friendly faces, both old and new to the Friends. The carols were beautifully sung and the axe was expertly wielded; the stag beetles will love their new home!

Thank you very much to all involved. Please feel free to share your photos on our Facebook page "Friends of Blythe Hill Fields".

Merry Christmas!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #6
06-01-2016 12:27 PM

Happy new year from the Friends of Blythe Hill Fields!

Do you like digging?

If so please come and help us - we have been given a big bag of bulbs which we need to plant ASAP. This isn't a great time to plant bulbs, but as it's so mild we are going to give it a go!

Meet 11 am on Saturday 9 January at the noticeboard/by the playground. Please bring a trowel or spade.

http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk Facebook - search Friends of Blythe Hill Fields

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #7
12-01-2016 03:05 PM

Dear all

Here are the minutes from the meeting on 26 November. At the meeting it was agreed that:

- the Friends would fund the purchase of 8 new fox-proof bins. The bins will be installed very shortly by Glendale (who is very kindly paying for their installation);
- the Friends would survey residents and park users. The Friends would like to apply for funding/capital investment to make some changes to the Fields. But before we do so, the Friends would like to consult with residents and users to make sure that the changes are wanted. So we are in the process of preparing a questionnaire. More on this soon.

We hope to see you at the meeting on Thursday - 7.30 pm at the Honor Oak Pub.

Best wishes.

James and Ellie



Attached File(s)
.pdf File  Minutes of friends meeting 151126.pdf (Size: 735.82 KB / Downloads: 190)
Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #8
14-01-2016 12:14 AM

Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2016...

It's time to start planning the Festival for 2016!

Last year's Festival was fantastic. We are really grateful for the support given by the local community, who made the day possible. The Festival is run entirely by local volunteers for the benefit of our community. We really need some help to put on the Festival this year as sadly some of our key organisers from 2015 are unable to help this year. There's a huge variety of jobs available; something for everyone. Whether you can spare 20 minutes or 20 hours, we would very much welcome your help. I, for one, really enjoyed volunteering last year and found it hugely rewarding.

So, if you enjoyed last year's Festival, then please consider volunteering to help organise this year's. Please come to our first Festival 2016 planning meeting tomorrow (details below), or email me at secretary@blythehillfields.org.uk

Friends Meeting & Festival 2016 Planning Meeting!
14 January 2106, 7:30 PM · The Honor Oak Pub · London


http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk
Facebook: search Friends of Blythe Hill Fields

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #9
07-02-2016 09:08 PM

Dear all

Please find attached the minutes from our last meeting on 16 January.

Our next Festival planning meeting will be on 24 February 2016 at 7.30 pm at the Honor Oak Pub. Please come along if you'd like to help organise the Festival.

http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk
We are on Facebook and Twitter - search 'friends of blythe hill fields'



Attached File(s)
.pdf File  Minutes of friends meeting 160114.pdf (Size: 388.22 KB / Downloads: 141)
Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #10
15-02-2016 09:05 PM

ADOPT A TREE - 12 MARCH 2016

It's that time again…adopt a tree!! Get that nice fuzzy feeling inside by planting, watering, maintaining and loving a tree on the Fields.

This year the planting date is: 12th March, 11am.

In previous years, two cohorts of 15 people have adopted trees, and most have found it very positive and engaging. The Burls famil planted their hornbeam in 2014 and have watered it religiously since, as well as holding regular family picnics underneath it. They, like many, are establishing a home and a family in this area and said that planting their tree gave them a deeper sense of belonging, as well as having somewhere great to have a picnic!

If you would like to adopt a tree, this entails planting the tree, together with the Friends of Blythe Hill Fields and others, and then watering it through two summers, every Saturday morning. There is a dedicated band of tree-waterers you'll join, who all support each other, and the joy in seeing your tree flourish year after year is without compare.

On offer are: Limes, Whitebeams, Hornbeams, Beeches, Rowans, Hawthornes and London Planes.

Write to peopleandwildlife@blythehillfields.org.uk or pm me via Facebook if you'd like a tree or if you'd like more information.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Pippi


Posts: 105
Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #11
16-02-2016 11:30 AM

Where are the trees being planted? I do support this endeavour, but would prefer the trees not to hug the periphery, as this may compromise views for the many residents whose homes border the Fields.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #12
16-02-2016 01:07 PM

Thanks for your message. I'll pass on your views.

Best wishes.

Ellie

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #13
24-02-2016 09:57 AM

Please note - tonight's meeting will start at 8 pm.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #14
24-02-2016 07:21 PM

*** THIS EVENING'S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Really sorry. We will set a new date ASAP.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Blythe Hill Fields


Posts: 86
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #15
11-03-2016 04:11 PM

ADOPT A TREE - 12 MARCH 2016 AT 11 am

A message from Zaria:

Dear all, the weather still looks like great weather for tree-planting, and due to a couple of dropouts we have TWO TREES LEFT!! If you'd like to make your mark for the future, help the fields and feel good about yourself and your community, drop me a line.

Adopting a tree entails taking scrupulous care for it for two years after planting. The young trees need watering once a week in the warmer months, and fortnightly in spring and autumn. We meet at 11am on the fields with our watering cans and Glendale staff facilitate our access to water (which is sometimes fun..). Each young tree needs 50 litres of water a week. If you can't make a watering or are going on holiday your tree will be watered by others, and you are asked to water others' trees when they're away.

You get to see you tree flourish over time, put out more branches and go through the seasonal cycles every year with more health and strength, and you can feel that you have contributed a small piece of health to the urban environment.

Write to peopleandwildilife@blythehillfields.org.uk if you'd like a tree, or pm me on Facebook, or if all else fails, write to info@zariagreenhill.co.uk

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2018 Sunday 1 July, 12 - 5pm BigED 0 1,153 09-05-2018 03:46 PM
Last Post: BigED
  Blythe Hill Fields on 10 December 2016 at 2 pm Blythe Hill Fields 0 780 03-12-2016 07:30 AM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Friends of Blythe Hill Fields Blythe Hill Fields 0 772 14-10-2016 05:11 AM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  What's on at Blythe Hill Fields Blythe Hill Fields 0 1,001 06-09-2016 06:52 AM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Filming on Blythe Hill Fields 18 July? Poppy9560 1 1,852 19-07-2016 08:13 AM
Last Post: Pippi
  Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2016 Blythe Hill Fields 6 4,533 01-07-2016 11:08 AM
Last Post: CatfordBorders
  Plant a Tree of your own on Blythe Hill Fields ZariaG 1 1,329 07-03-2016 05:25 PM
Last Post: davidl
  Friends of Blythe Hill Fields' AGM - 21 October 2015 Blythe Hill Fields 2 1,845 04-11-2015 07:05 PM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Motorbikes on Blythe Hill Fields Codrington Brill 4 3,077 07-08-2015 04:46 PM
Last Post: shaman
  Friends of Blythe Hill Fields - next Friends meeting - Blythe Hill Fields 0 1,664 27-07-2015 07:00 PM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Blythe Hill Fields Festival 4 July 2015 Nellienoodle 9 4,576 08-07-2015 02:22 PM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Friends of Blythe Hill Fields Blythe Hill Fields 56 36,075 17-03-2015 09:57 PM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Farmer market - Blythe Hill fields Tenbybelle 17 8,436 24-11-2013 09:23 PM
Last Post: Blythe Hill Fields
  Kids on motorbikes on blythe hill fields Fjgb 9 6,134 08-03-2013 06:11 PM
Last Post: Tersie
  Blythe hill fields boudicca21 1 2,460 12-02-2013 06:18 PM
Last Post: edpaff
  Blythe Hill fields shimmysister 7 6,602 11-09-2011 10:15 PM
Last Post: shimmysister
  Blythe Hill Fields mollhench 44 21,839 20-07-2010 04:44 PM
Last Post: nevermodern