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




The Round Cafe (previously Cafe-on-the-Rye) has reopened after extensive rebuilding.  The cafe has been transformed with much more space inside and an ice cream kiosk convenient for the playground. The menu has also been revamped. It is open from 8am - 6.30pm in the summer months

The owners have applied for an alcohol licence until 10pm. Anybody wishing to make a representation about this should contact reference 863966


New children's playground now open

New children's playground now open

The new children's playground next to the cafe is now open. It is proving very popular especially the water feature and the sandy area. The water which children can pump out on demand is not recycled so feel free to take buckets and spread it on the newly planted trees and shrubs!

    MUSIC Festival legacy

    MUSIC Festival legacy

    Debris is still being picked up from the music festival held at the end of May. At a meeting held by the organisers to obtain feedback, we were told the deep ruts damaging the meadow will be flattened out and the area reseeded when the weather changes. The councillors were made aware of continuing concerns about holding a festival in a wooded heritage park during nesting time and that a popular part of the park was fenced off from and inaccessible to the public for more than a week. 





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    Former Lido Site - update August 2018

    Former Lido Site - update August 2018

    There is still nothing to report on the progress of the feasibility study, the scope of which  has   yet to be  circulated. In  April 2018 we were informed that little progress had been made on it.   

    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). 

    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

     We will keep you informed as and when we hear any news