What's On  

Every Friday: Walk 4 Life - Walking for Health. Meet at 2pm on Friday at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY for a walk around Jubilee Country Park (and sometimes beyond) lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Organised by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support.
 

Every Monday: Get Involved - Conservation Work Party. Meet on Monday at 10am excluding bank holidays and August.

Events for April to October

Please keep an eye out for changes or cancellations. Walks may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
To contact us on the day of the event, please call 07840 542261.

April 2019

Wednesday 24th  'Woodlands Farm – a community farm on the edge of London'  Join us at 2pm in the Garden Room. St. Augustine's Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT to hear about Woodlands Farm - a unique city farm of 89 acres on the borders of Greenwich and Bexley.  Run as a working farm, predominantly by volunteers, the farm's main principles are for education and conservation.   Refreshments will be served at the start of the meeting.  Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.

May 2019

Monday 6th  “Petts Wood May Fayre”  We will have our usual stall at the annual May Bank Holiday Fayre in the grounds of the Memorial Hall, Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood BR5 1LA.  Come along between 10am and 4pm for a chat and to buy your summer bedding plants. If you can help with the stall please call us on 07840 542261 or email us at jubileecountrypark@yahoo.co.uk

Monday 13th   Butterflies of Jubilee Country Park.  Would you like to identify different species of butterfly that live in Jubilee Country Park or how to conduct a butterfly count as part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Survey?  If so, join Andrew Harby, Community Manager with idverde, at 1 pm at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY. For more details please call 07733 004248.

June 2019

Friday 7th   'The Life of the Hare', a talk by Russell Miles who has been photographing hares for many years.  He spent hours capturing stunning images of this scarce and elusive animal, mainly in south-east Kent.  Learn about the lifestyle of this fascinating mammal.  Meet in the Garden Room, St Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 2pm. Refreshments will be served before the start of the meeting.  Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed. 

Sunday 30th   Visit us at Keston Countryside Day from 2pm to 5pm at Hayes Common, alongside Commonside, opposite the Greyhound Pub BR2 6BP. The Friends of Jubilee Country Park will have a stall at the event which is hosted by the Friends of Keston Common.  A day for all the family to enjoy.  Free entry.

July 2019

Saturday 20th    Join us for a day of fun and learning for all the family to celebrate Meadows Day as part of London National Parks City Festival.  The main highlights of the day will include: 

10am  Wildflower Walk guided by John Bruce.  Meet at Blackbrook Lane Car Park, BR2 8AY (near the entrance to Bromley High School).   Learn facts and folklore about the wild flowers that are in bloom.  The walk should finish about 12.30 - join us at the Picnic area afterwards to find out more about the wildlife of the Park.     

11am-3pm  'Discover the Joys of Jubilee Park' at the Picnic Area, just a couple of minutes walk along the path from Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY or from Thornet Wood car park,  Bickley BR1 2LN.  Learn about this beautiful nature reserve and the work of the Friends.   FREE ENTRY including crafts and activities for children.   John Bruce will lead a Nature Walk, looking for flowers and butterflies, starting at the Picnic Area at 2pm, lasting about 45 minutes.   Make a day of it and bring a picnicFor more details, please call 07733 004248 or 07956 801761.

August 2019  

Monday, 5th  Wheelchair Walk for the residents of Southmore Court.  Volunteers are required to push the wheelchairs and to chat to our guests.  Meet at 10.30am at Southmore Court, 437 Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8BQ, next to St James School. Please call 07840 542261 if you are able to help.

Monday 12th   ‘Look for Butterflies in Jubilee Park’   Join Andrew Harby, Community Manager with idverde, on a walk around the Park looking for butterflies such as Common Blues, Speckled Woods and many more,  Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 11am.  Suitable for all ages.  In the event of bad weather, please call 07733 004248 

Tuesday 20th  ‘A Walk in the Park at Dusk’  Sue Holland, Senior Community Manager with idverde, will talk about nocturnal animals then take us on a walk around the Park to hear the sounds of dusk.  Meet at 8pm at Blackbrook Lane car park, BR2 8AY, next to Bromley High School.  The walk will not take place in bad weather so please call 07733 004248 to check.  

September 2019

Thursday 12th  Katie Whitton of The Marine Conservation Society will give us an overview of the work of the society with particular focus on the citizen science aspects and how people can get involved with their work.  Find out what the society is doing as an organisation to tackle the problem of plastics and the effect on the marine environment.  Meet at 7.30pm in the Garden Room. St. Augustine's Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT.  Refreshments will be served at the start of the meeting.  Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.

Saturday 21st  ‘Not forgotten’  As part of London Open House weekend, Jennie Randall will tell the story of the V2 rocket attack on the Crooked Billet pub 75 years ago. Discover how the blue plaque, commemorating all those killed and injured, came to be installed.   Meet in the Garden Room, St. Augustine's Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 10.30am.  A visit will be made after the talk to see the blue plaque on the Crooked Billet, Southborough Lane BR2 8AA, a short walk from the church.  

October 2019

Thursday 24th  The Small Mammal Walk planned for February was cancelled because of the extremely cold weather.  Steven Lofting, an expert in the wildlife of the Park, will give us another chance to see the Small Mammals that live in the woodlands and hedgerows of Jubilee Country Park.  Discover how they are an important part of the biodiversity of our local environment.  Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 9amNo dogs please. The walk will not go ahead in bad weather – the decision will be made the day before - please ring 07733 004248 to check.  

November 2019

Thursday 7th Visit to Waldo Road reuse and recycling  centre - details to follow.

Other Events:

Local events organised by the RSPB can be found on their website here.

Links to Walk Experiences

Bill Welch, one of our regular walkers, has made illustrated notes of some of the walks on his blog. If you would like a taste of what is to come then follow the links.

History Walk: by Bill Welch:  April 18, 2011

A Stroll round Southborough by Bill Welch:  March 24, 2011

Small Mammals by Bill Welch:  February 13, 2011

Bat and Moth walk by Bill Welch: July 2017










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