This year's fete:  Sat 1st September

This year's fete: Sat 1st September

Our annual fete on the Common will be held on 1st September and will have all the usual treats - the Dog Show, Punch and Judy, sack races, coconut shies, food stalls offering everything from hog roast and pizza to burgers, the tea tent selling delicious homemade cakes,  the ever popular Pimms and beer stand, plus numerous stalls around the ring

All the profits go towards the maintenance of the Community Wildlife Garden and to fund other projects within the Park and Common


MUSIC Festival on   May 27- 28

MUSIC Festival on May 27- 28


The Gala music event took place on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May. A large section of the Park was closed off for nearly a week and because of damage to the ground  a section of the  site will be fenced off for several weeks in order to for it to recover. We have supplied Southwark events and local councillors with a list of matters concerning the event  that ran contrary to what we had been assured would be the case.

No information has been provided on the numbers who attended or on the amount of money and time that  has had to be spent by  council officers  and contractors on matters to do with the event. No report has been provided on sound levels during the event, about which there have been complaints by those living  to the west and south of the site.   A bond of £7,500 has been lodged with Southwark Council  to cover damage to the Park. 

Our view remains that Peckham Rye Park and Common is an unsuitable venue for music events of this type, and we think it is wrong to privatise Metropolitan Open Land and exclude access  to  all except to those who pay.




Sunday 1 July is next volunteer day: 10-12pm

Sunday 1 July is next volunteer day: 10-12pm

The more the merrier, so please come along to the Community Wildlife Garden between 10am and 12 noon.  We are clearing the raised beds and general clearing of winter garden.  If you want to know more about the volunteer day, please email

New changing rooms and playground: schedule update

New changing rooms and playground: schedule update

The revised plan below shows the playground that will be built on the existing car park and extending into the Common. The new schedule for the other works planned is as below.

    Works to playroom, play area and changing rooms adjacent to the adventure playground in the park are complete and should be open in sooy.

    The new playground and watchtower under construction on the old car park extending into the Common  is, according to the latest revised estimate, will be open in July.



      The cafe is closed for refurbishment and further development but is scheduled to reopen in late July

      The footprint will be extended as the  plans include two changing rooms although new changing rooms have been built in the park 

      The  timber cladding will be painted dark grey, making its structure more obtrusive when looking South across the Common.

      Peckham Rye Common and Park are one of the few open green spaces in South London and every year plans are put forward to reduce this green space.  The Friends of Peckham Rye Park continue to be vigilant in resisting development on MOL/Common Land. 


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      Former Lido Site - update February 2018

      Former Lido Site - update February 2018

      There is still nothing to report on the progress of the feasibility study.

      A consultation meeting was held at the White Horse pub on Monday 23 Jan 2017. The main purpose of the session was to ask people what they wanted on the site and to give them the chance to ask questions of the two people behind the lido project and the architects they have involved.  A number of people expressed concern about the suitability of the site for what has been outlined in the online consultation process (see below). 

      The scope of the feasibility study has not yet been circulated and work on carrying out the study appears to be at a very early stage.

      There is an online consultation process under way about which the  The Friends of Peckham Rye Park has a number of concerns, not least that it does not mention the fact that it would require building on protected Metropolitan Open Land. To take part in the online consultation go to:

      The Friends of Peckham Rye Park are also keen that any future consultation meeting should  reach out to the public at large and not just be advertised using social media, and that it should not be limited only to ticket holders.

      In late April we were informed that little progress has been made on the feasibility study. We will keep you informed