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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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Request for a new auditor

The Trustees are seeking a replacement for Carol Ruddock, who audited the Friends’ annual accounts for several years and stepped down at the 2015 AGM. Is anyone interested in taking on this voluntary job? As a small charity the Friends’ annual accounts are prepared on a receipts and payments basis showing how much money is held and has been received and paid out. The financial records are a mixture of hard copy documents, e.g. invoices and bank statements, and data held on spreadsheets.

Once appointed by the Trustees, the auditor’s work will involve liaising with the Hon. Treasurer, John Elrick, and auditing the 2015 annual accounts. The accounts run from January to December. John will prepare the 2015 accounts in January 2016 which will need to be audited in February in time for the AGM in early March.

Any member who is interested needs to:
- be independent of all aspects of the Friends’ management.
- be able to access and use the spreadsheet data.
- be able to work with figures.

The audited 2014 accounts are on the web site at audited 2014 accounts. If anyone is interested please contact the Hon. Treasurer, John Elrick, who is happy to provide more information. John can be contacted on 020 8979 7512 or jandaelrick@btinternet.com

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

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...