Friends of Jubilee Country Park - What we do

Conservation work: Our conservation work party work with idverde on a series of tasks throughout the year. It is a very hands on way of playing our part to maintain and conserve the park.  Some of the tasks we work on are; hedge-laying , cutting back overgrowing vegetation, installing signs & gates, pond clearance & creation, opening up glades and rides, litter-picking, removing graffiti and much more besides!  Full details are posted on noticeboards around the park and you can find out more about this important part of our work and how you can play your part on the Volunteer page. 

Monitoring flora and fauna : Weekly butterfly transects are undertaken during the summer months to monitor butterfly numbers and species seen. Wildflower surveys are also undertaken and we monitor reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and bats for conservation and biodiversity records. The Friends also work in partnership with Bromley RSPB who record birds seen in the park and check our bird boxes.

Walks and Talks: We are very fortunate to have a number of well informed Friends who lead interesting walks in the park throughout the year, in addition to those lead by our Countryside Officer. Walks cover a variety of topics, including those on butterflies, birds, wildflowers local history, tree recognition, lichens and fungi as well as walks looking at changes in the various seasons. We also have at least three talks a year on a wide variety of natural history subjects. In the past these have included birds, badgers, foxes, meerkats, hedgehogs and even orang-utans!

Researching and recording the History of the Park: A considerable amount of work has been undertaken to record as much as possible about the Park’s history . As a result, it has even featured on a Channel 4 Television Documentary called “The Real Dad’s Army” about the role the Home Guard played during World War II when an area of the park was used as a gun emplacement for anti-aircraft weapons.

Promoting Jubilee Country Park: .The Friends regularly participate in a range of events which take place around the borough. This gives us a great opportunity to meet people and to publicise what we do. These include the Petts Wood May Fair, coffee mornings, projects with local schools and talks to other community groups. A full list of events can be found on our link below, or better still, why not become a Friend for just £5 a year and you'll receive our bi-annual newsletter and a monthly reminder of dates for your diary. (Sorry but due to costs, we can only provide this service for members who give us their email address). 

Fund Raise: We are an entirely voluntary group and we rely on our supporters and donations to fund our work helping to conserve the park for the enjoyment of all, for generations to come. If you are already a member, thank you for your support, and if not, please see our Membership page for full details of how to join for just £5 a year, per household.

In order to support our work and improve the park’s facilities, we also raise funds by the sale of merchandise , and by selling donated plants during the spring and summer..  

We also seek sponsorship and grants to help fund some of our larger projects and are very pleased to have received funding from Project Dirt towards the signage for our accessible Woodland Trail.  We are also grateful to the Friends Forum who gave us a donation towards the fantastic new weatherproof picnic tables. 

Acting as a pressure group: If there are issues concerning the park which we feel need action on, we make sure something gets done!

Have fun! There is always a lot of laughter at our events and activities . There's something for everyone to enjoy, so please come along to the next one which interests you-you don't even have to be a member! 

To find out more about workdays, events and how to become a Friend please use the Join link

For any other queries email the Friends at Jubilee Country Park








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