News

8th September 2010: The Friends of Jubilee Country Park were awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the London in Bloom Trustees in recognition of their contribution to the London in Bloom Campaign

11th July 2010:
A Bee Orchid was spotted on the Wild Flower walk. The exact location is being protected as this is extremely rare and unexpected. I have been told that the last time we are aware that a Bee Orchid was recorded in the area was in 1897 in the Bickley area. Read more about this special flower on Wikipedia.

17th, 18th May 2010: A Nightingale was heard singing in the Park between Little Thrift and Jubilee Park. Find out more and listen to the song on the RSPB website

21st February 2010: A rare bird, Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus), was spotted in the Park. You can see and hear this, one of the UK's smallest birds, on the RSPB website here.

16th February 2010: Family Orienteering Challenge at Jubilee Country Park

On a very wet and windy day at Jubilee Country Park, several families took part in an orienteering challenge.  The competitors had to find their way around the park’s orienteering course and test their knowledge as well with a series of questions.  Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Winner’s Table

 Team Name

 Time Taken to Complete Course

 The Lost Six

 44 minutes

 MacNamaras

 58 minutes 

 Dizzy Dogs

 1hr 2 minutes

 The Guinea Pigs

 1hr 30 minutes  

      
2009

One of our leading members won an Outstanding Individual Contribution to Beautiful Bromley Award. This was a £10 gardening voucher.
 

30th June 2009:  Extract from Press Release - New Orienteering Course at Jubilee Country Park

"The Friends of Jubilee Country Park have become the first Friends group in the Borough of Bromley to set up a permanent orienteering course in their park. Orienteering is a sport in which contestants race on foot over a course with the aid of a map and compass.

The scheme arose after a request to the Friends for such a facility from a local Scout troop. Local charity, Give2Give, has kindly funded the £600 cost of the project. The Dartford Orienteering Klubb mapped the park and advised on locations for the checkpoints. The Friends have also worked in partnership with Bromley’s Countryside and Parks Service to install the orienteering posts.


Nick Babb, Cub Scout Leader from the 3rd Petts Wood group, commented “It’s great that the Friends have taken the initiative to create this brand new orienteering course which so many young people will be able to make use of “.

Jennie Randall, Chairman of the Friends of Jubilee Country Park, said “As a group we are very keen to encourage people of all ages to benefit from a more active lifestyle .Our new orienteering course is a great way to keep fit and have fun in our beautiful park. We are very grateful to Give2Give for their support for this project”.

Bromley Countryside Officer, Jenny Price, said “We hope the orienteering course will provide people with a new way of looking at their Local Nature Reserve”. ............


Orienteering Course
  

In 2008 the Friends received a  grant from Give2Give,  to pay for a new orienteering course for Jubilee Country Park. This was designed by members of the Dartford Orienteering Klubb

Sense of place award - 2006

Joint winner for research into the history of Jubilee Country Park. From Bromley Environmental Awards.

Best Friends - 2004

The Friends of Jubilee Country Park won a prize in the Bromley in Bloom awards for being the most innovative rural friends group.

 









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