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.
Become a Member
We welcome new members over the age of 16 who agree to 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.
Download our Constitution (pdf 1.57MB)
The current (2022 – 2023) members of the Management Committee are:
Anne-Britt Dullforce – Environment Officer
Stephen Govier – Glade Manager
Mike Hutton – Membership Secretary
Dermot McInerney – Secretary
Jenifer Milner – Community Engagement Officer
Hans van Leeuwen – Vice Chair
Damion Viney – Treasurer
Jasia Warren – Chair
Map of our Whereabouts
We’re only a small park and easily lost amongst the big buildings… here’s a map of our whereabouts. The nearest postcode is SE5 8AY