FOCRG is a volunteer group, working with London Borough of Bromley Parks Department, to protect and improve the Rec for all to enjoy.  Since inauguration in 2010, we have been responsible for many improvements including the new playground, fitness trail, tree seat, circular walk and bear tree carving, to name but a few.  Activities vary from simple litter picking and gardening to putting on free events including Chislehurst Rocks! our free annual music festival.

UK's Best Park 2016
UK's Best Park 2016? - We need your vote
Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Ground has been nominated for UK's best park 2016! Please support this wonderful local resource by casting your vote before Wednesday 9th November. Just follow this link: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/london#Chislehurst-&-Walden-Recreation-Ground. Thanks for your support! 

Have an Idea? Want to Help?
If, like us, you care about your local community, want to make a difference and have enthusiasm on your side why not come along to our events (details below); there's no obligation to commit! Or maybe you have an idea for an improvement, a new facility or an event?  Or maybe you like getting involved in organising events or helping on the day, or have some expertise to guide us in any area pertinent to the park and the woods.
If so, please contact us at info@focrg.org.uk

Keep up to Date
We would love to add you to our emailing list - please visit the membership page or contact us at Alison@focrg.org.uk.  Membership is FREE although donations are warmly welcomed.  Having a large membership base helps us when we apply for grants, so don't be shy, sign up now!

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We are very lucky have strong support in our local community. Any donations are gratefully received and will be put to the best possible use, such as supporting events in the park or improving the facilities. You can donate now by visiting our BT MyDonate page or clicking the button below. 
Thank you for support!

EVENTS & NEWS - June 2016

AGM 2016
Please find below the agenda and minutes from the FOCRG Annual General Meeting on 17 May 2016.

 Agenda (Powerpoint): AGM 2016 Presentation.pptx  
https://docs.google.com/a/focrg.org.uk/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Zm9jcmcub3JnLnVrfHd3d3xneDoxZGJiMTIzZTNlODZlZjFj Minutes (Word): Minutes of Friends AGM 17 May 2016.doc

Chislehurst Rocks!
Keep Saturday, 18th June 2016 free. Chislehurst Rocks, the focrg's free music festival and family fun day, returns for its 6th year to Walden Rec.

We are delighted to advise that the Friends of Chislehurst Rec has been successful in its application to AWARDS FOR ALL and have been given a grant offer of £9,250! These monies are to be used for stage hire, marquee hire, portals, security, communications rental, sound tech, entertainment, volunteer & artist support, banners, and a little misc....

However, it costs significantly more than that to put the event on to keep it a free event for all.  So ... we are looking for members of the community to join our 100 Club or to make a donation or sponsor an activity.  We have already got some generous benefactors on board - The Landscape Group for example has offered to support us with the waste clearance on the day - but we need more help if this is to be our best ever Chislehurst Rocks! If you would like to help financially, please email us on Alison@focrg.org.uk for details.  Every little bit helps!


Wheelchair friendly roundabout
Friends of Chislehurst Recreation Ground has received £8,230 for their All Ability Whirl! Project thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.  The funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust will enable the Friends to install a wheelchair accessible roundabout (similar to the one pictured) in Chislehurst Recreation playground, so that all local children are able to access equipment in the playground and play together.

People’s Postcode Trust www.postcodetrust.org.uk is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 55p from every £2 ticket goes to support good causes across Great Britain and internationally.  If you want to find out how to play, and thus support more charities, please go to www.postcodelottery.co.uk


Alison Stammers, the Friend’s Secretary said: “We are absolutely thrilled that we have been granted funding for this facility that enables us to meet a need identified by local residents.  The wheelchair friendly roundabout will encourage both disabled and able bodied children to play together in our much loved and visited playground.  We can’t wait to get it installed and officially launch it with special guests from Marjorie McClure school; hopefully in the Spring.”


And Marjorie McClure Headteacher, Denise James-Mason said;

"We are really pleased to hear about the wheelchair accessible roundabout in Chislehurst recreation ground. We feel that it is really important our pupils can be included in play and recreation activities outside the school environment and as part of the local community. We are very pleased that there will be an accessible roundabout locally that all of our wheelchair users can enjoy."