The Friends of Brook Green is a Community Association and charity which was formed as a limited company in 2010.
Our core activities and focus are the maintenance, renewal and sensitive enhancement of Brook Green with the aim of improving its appearance and facilities and of promoting its responsible use. To date we have enlarged and improved the Playground, in partnership with LB Hammersmith & Fulham (Parks Department) (“LBHF”), and have upgraded the tennis courts. We have raised significant funding to supplement that which LBHF is able to provide for enhancing the green. We are also planing to build a replacement Pavilion for the one that had to be taken down in 2012 because if had become life expired and unsafe.
A second aim is to keep the community updated through our newsletter which cover newsorthy local matters. Currently our newsletter is distributed electronically (for the most part) to about 1000 local people eight times per year.
Our third focus is to organise social events with a view to bringing enjoyment to local people and to fostering the sense of community in our locality. Currently in September each year we host a Fair Day on the Green with games, rides, stalls, a dog show etc. and in February we stage an inter-street quiz evening. Other activities include the provision of subsidised sport for children and carol singing.
We are very grateful to the support we get from many local residents and from the Brook Green business community in the fulfilment of our Capital and Social programme. We have also received much appreciated financial support from local schools, social enterprise funds, environmental trusts and property developers who have promoted schemes near to Brook Green.
Who are the Friends of Brook Green?
The Friends of Brook Green was established as a pressure group to stop the playground re-designs which would have adversely changed the character of the Green and have wasted significant funds on an inadequate playground for Brook Green. Within just a few weeks of its formation, these initial aims were achieved.
We are a limited company (no. 07189080) and a registered charity (no. 1135762). Our Board currently consists of 12 directors all of whom are elected for an initial three year term by the Friends in general meeting. All our directors live on or in the streets around Brook Green. Becoming a Friend is open to anyone and is free of charge.