Who does what?
The London Borough of Lewisham
The London Borough of Lewisham, in which the Parks are located, own them, having taken them over from the London County Council who originally created them “for the use and enjoyment of the people forever.” The Borough is responsible for maintaining the Parks on a long-term basis. It has sub-contracted management and maintenance on a day-to-day basis to Glendale Park Management.
The Telegraph Hill Parks and Amenities Working Party
A sub-committee of the Telegraph Hill Society, the working party represents the local residents’ association in all matters relating to the Park, roadside trees, local nature conservation, and on issues such as local amenities like libraries, sports and leisure. More information can be found in the Society’s newsletters. The Working Party was responsible for the initial idea, campaign and consultations on the park restoration.
The Telegraph Hill Parks Users Group
An independent group comprising local residents and park users and representatives of the London Borough of Lewisham. It is consulted by the Council on matters relating to park management and has cross-representation with the Telegraph Hill Society. Meetings are open to all park users and are widely advertised. An appointed steering group handled the Lottery bid and design process.