Who we are

The Group was formed to work with Redbridge Council in maintaining the park, adding new facilities and making the Park a safe and secure place of leisure for the local community and visitors.

Members of the Group are in the Park on a daily basis and support such items as litter picking, lake clearance, planting and also work with local police in addressing, anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

In addition the Group raises funds to support improvements, which has included over £14,000 to convert the disused boathouse to a community Wildlife, Information and Education Centre for local people, schools and community groups.

The Group also works closely with Vision Parks in other developments in the Park, including play and sports areas.

In addition to this the Group has recently undertaken partnerships with ‘Trees for Cities’ and the ‘Environment Agency’ for new trees and lake improvements respectively.

Other activities include willow and tree management and volunteering events with the Redbridge Vision Conservation Rangers.

The Group is constituted, has a bank account, regular newsletters and a local supporter network.

The Group is keen to develop the history of the Park and also develop other initiatives, including a programme of appropriate bird and wildfowl feeding for the local community. There is education needed to prevent dumping of waste food in the Park.

We welcome support of South Park and will work closely with any organisation that can assist our activities.

Tony Hoad
Secretary South Park Users Group