Welcome to the Friends of Hatherop Park in Hampton, South West London.
We are volunteers working in partnership with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and people who use the Park. We suggest improvements and make them, such as the play area, sports pitches and the nature conservation area.
The entrance is at the west end of Broad Lane, at the junction of Hatherop Road. To see where we are, click map.
VOLUNTEER SATURDAY TO CLEAN OUT POND
The Nature's Gym taskforce of volunteers will be coming to Hatherop Park on Saturday 1st November 2014 between 10:00 and 12:00 and local residents and park users are urged to help out for all or part of the time.
The pond is well overdue a good clean out to refresh the oily water, remove litter and overhanging vegetation and restore the habitat for local wildlife.
Do please come - children are very welcome to come and help improve their local environment as well as learn about nature preservation from the experts.
No experience and no tools are required - just a willingness to get your hands dirty!
Meet by the main gates at 10:00 or head straight for the pond. We hope to see you there!
(Nature Conservation Officer): 07825 860 459
We work with the Council to maintain our prestigious national Green Flag Award. To find out more, click Green Flag Award.
To learn about its plants, birds, insects and habitats, click Nature and Ecology.
If you have any suggestions, concerns or wish to offer help, please email Friends of Hatherop Park.
To read the minutes of the latest meetings as well as news of the next meeting of the Friends of Hatherop Park to be held on Wed 8th October 2014, please click Meetings and Minutes.
The new play road scheme was offically opened by Her Worship the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Meena Bond on Friday 18th October 2013.
Hatherop Park played host to several groups of excited and exceptionally well behaved pupils and children from local schools and nurseries:
Greenacres Day Nursery, Priory Road
Hampton Infant School
Buckingham Primary School
Hampton and Hampton Hill Junior schools both sent their Junior Safety Officers to assist at this event and meet the Mayor.
Buckingham Primary have made this lovely video of their trip to Hatherop Park for the official opening of the play road.
We all had a great time! Thanks to all the teachers and helpers who found time to bring the children along.
Richmond's Junior Safety Officers (L to R) from
Buckingham Primary, Hampton Hill Junior, and
Hampton Junior schools assisting Madam Mayor
|The youngest children - from Greenacres Day Nursery in Priory Road, Hampton - show that they know how to cross the new play road|
|Hampton Infants show the Mayor, on her mayoral scooter for the day, the new play road||Who's got the Mayor's hat?|
Buckingham pupils give a master class in scooting on the play road watched by local School Crossing Patrol man (affectionately known as our Lollipop man!)
|The enthusiasm shown by the children was infectious - this time it was the turn of pupils from Buckingham Primary.|
|Two of the Greenacres Nursery children greet the Mayor on arrival||The play road gets the thumbs up from the Hampton Junior Junior Safety Officers (JSOs)|
See some more photos of the play road here.