Working to protect and promote Dog Kennel Hill Wood in South London
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About

The Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Wood are a group of people whose main aims are to protect and improve Dog Kennel Hill park and Dog Kennel Hill wood – officially known as Dog Kennel Hill Open Space – with particular emphasis on wildlife conservation.

DKH wood and park are rare habitats in a highly built-up area – sandwiched between Camberwell and East Dulwich in London. They support a variety of plants and animals including woodpeckers, cow parsley and protected stag beetles.

We aim to raise public awareness of the wildlife and amenity value of the park and wood with a view to securing their long-term protection and wise stewardship.

In recent years we have worked closely with Southwark Council to ensure that the works carried out there as part of the Cleaner, Greener, Safer fund have been of benefit to the area in terms of ecology.

We welcome new members over the age of 16 who are interested in our aims and objectives (under 16 year olds can still get involved but can’t be official members). The current annual voluntary subscription is as follows:

Waged – £2.00
Un-waged, students and 16-18 year-olds – £1.00.

To become a member please read the aims and objectives below and contact us if you agree with them and would like to join. We will then add you to the mailing list.

Aims and Objectives

2.1. To protect and improve Dog Kennel Hill park (‘the park’) and Dog Kennel Hill wood (‘the wood’) – officially known as Dog Kennel Hill Open Space – with particular emphasis on wildlife conservation, quiet enjoyment and peaceful recreational use. (See Appendix I for map showing our area of interest.)

2.2. To work in partnership with Southwark London Borough Council or other interested parties to help manage and look after the park and wood.

2.3. To encourage the local community to take an interest in the park and wood; to help them understand its value to the environment and to the community as a whole and to show them ways in which considered management can enhance this.

2.4. To secure the park and wood against adverse development in the interest of future generations.

2.5. To raise public awareness of the wildlife and amenity value of the park and wood with a view to securing their long-term protection and wise stewardship.

Our Constitution (updated October 2016)

Our constitution contains more about our group and how we operate:

Friends of DKH Wood Constitution – 1.57 MB .pdf

Management Committee

The current (2016 – 2017)  members of the Management Committee are:
Jasia Warren – Chair
Hans van Leeuwen – Vice Chair
Dermot McInerney – Secretary
Mike Hutton – Treasurer
Stephen Govier – Meadow Manager
Anne-Britt Dullforce – Environment Officer

Map of our Whereabouts

We’re only a small park and easily lost amongst the big buildings… here’s a map of our whereabouts. X marks the spot – click to open it larger!

(thanks to google for map base)

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