The Friends of Beddington and Grange Parks is an independent organisation of local residents, in partnership with Sutton Council, formed under an initiative of the London Borough of Sutton Leisure Services Department. The committee of The Friends of Beddington Park are all volunteers who give their time freely.
We are a large group with over 90 members.
seek to improve the provision of amenities and facilities in the Park either through public funding or by Public Private partnership or fund raising.
promote development and maintenance of the Parks and waterways
promote the Parks with their historical connections, as an important part of the local heritage
promote as a public open space for use for public walks and leisure amenities.
promote as a site of Importance for Nature Conservation and Wildlife
present the views of users of the Parks to the Council on matters relating to the management of the Parks.
The Friends of Beddington and The Grange Parks incorporating the Friends of Old Wallington Hamlet
The Friends keep a watchful eye on the Parks and promote them as public open spaces for use for walks and other leisure activities. We encourage the development and maintenance of the Parks and waterways and seek to improve the provision of amenities and facilities through public funding, public private partnership and our own fund raising. The Friends of Old Wallington Hamlet were incorporated into our group in 2008 following the completion of the restoration work on Elms Pond. We have continued their work of overseeing the pond, in conjunction with Sutton Council who are responsible for its maintenance. Our recent projects in Beddington Park include the refurbishment of the tennis courts, the provision of a 5-a-side football and basketball court, an outdoor gym and the successful picnic and barbecue area. We meet formally about 4 times a year, where we openly discuss projects, parks maintenance, parks and neighbourhood policing and invite guests to speak on local topics.
A charity May Fayre is held in Beddington Park on May Day Bank Holiday Monday and our members help both on the organising committee and on the day on the popular plant stall, tea tent and duck racing. Our group also provides the donkeys for children's donkey rides.
Please help us achieve more by joining the Friends. Membership costs just £5 per household; the membership year is from 1 January to 31 December. Please see the Contacts page for further details.