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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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Dukes Head Passage

The Royal Parks have announced their decision regarding Dukes Head Passage on their website this afternoon.

Pedestrian priority will be established but with shared use by cyclists. TRP have carried out the vegetation management and are waiting for the new signs to be delivered. These will be installed soon so they are then finally in a position to re-open the path to cyclists before the end of this week (and the end of term). At some point in the near future they will also be adding 10mph roundels on the tarmac path to reinforce the speed limit message.

It is hoped that all users will respect the new arrangements.

The Sustrans report into the use of the passage was commissioned by LBRuT and if anyone wishes to read this the intention is to upload the report to the Borough web site and once this is done they will add a link from the TRP web site.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 27th Sep 8:00 pm

Talk: Eel Pie Island : Boatyards and Bands by Celia Holman of the Eel Pie Island Museum

Latest report

On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks will be at the SHAEF memorial (near SHAEF Gate) and at Teddington Gate to help you envisage the scene 75 years ago when General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff in Bushy Park were planning the campaign to liberate occupied Europe.

Full report...