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RSPB BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH

Friday 29-Sunday 31 January 2021

It's that time of year again.


The RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch is taking place between Friday 29 and Sunday 31 January and all they are asking is that you spend one hour counting the birds you see in your garden - yes, you can sit and watch it from the warmth of your home - or in Kennington Park.


There is lots of useful information on the RSPB website: 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

You can download the form or complete it online


We've done the survey in Kennington Park and noticed a decrease and now an increase in the sparrow population and the increasing number of parakeets.  

Kennington Park in 2021

18 January 2021

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Kennington Park.


We have lots of plans for the park in 2021, but, whilst the Covid lockdown continues, most of them are on hold.

We have put the current lockdown regulations on the front page of the website - please follow them.

We want to ensure that our much valued park stays open.

Stay safe!

COVID TIER 2 from Wednesday 2 December 2020

2 December 2020

Under the new Tier 2 English Covid regulations for London from Wednesday 2 December 2020:

The Park will remain OPEN.

The adult and children's toilets will remain OPEN.

The children's play ground will remain OPEN

Park benches remain in use

The keep fit equipment/ open air gym will be OPEN

The table tennis tables will be OPEN

The hoops should be returned to the hardstanding basketball area

The Astroturf and tennis courts on the Camberwell New Road will be OPEN

The "rule of 6" has been re-introduced

You can meet up outdoor with friends and family you do not live with (or do not have a support bubble with) in a group of no more than 6. This limit of 6 includes children of any age.

You can continue to meet in a group larger than 6 if you are all from the same household or support bubble or another legal exemption applies.

Informal or self organised sport and physical activity MUST adhere to the legal gathering limits.

 

A Two metre/ 6 foot distance should be maintained from people who are not in your household, the minimum distance is 1 metre apart but with extra precautions such as wearing a face covering.

 

COVID 19 LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS 5 November-1 December 2020

9 November 2020 updated

Under the new English Covid regulations from Thursday 5 November:

The Park will remain OPEN.

The adult and children's toilets will remain OPEN.

The children's play ground will remain OPEN

Park benches remain in use

The keep fit equipment/ open air gym will be FENCED OFF AND CLOSED OFF.

The table tennis tables will be FENCED OFF AND CLOSED

The hoops have been removed from the hardstanding basketball area

The Astroturf and tennis courts on the Camberwell New Road will be CLOSED

These closures relate to: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020, part 2, point 24: which states that we [Councils, clubs] MUST CLOSE,  ‘Outdoor sports centres or amenities, including water sports, stables, shooting and archery venues, golf courses, driving ranges, outdoor gyms, outdoor swimming pools, water parks and aquaparks.’

NO fixtures, coaching and training for youth and adult grass roots football can take place in the park under the present Covid Lockdown. School sport is exempted, but can ONLY take place within the school setting during the lockdown perid.

Under the new lockdown regulations, you can exercise or meet in a public, outdoor space with people you live with, your support bubble,or as part of a childcare bubble, or with one other person. Children under the age 5 and disabled people dependent on round the clock care are not counted on the 2 person limit.

A Two metre/ 6 foot distance should be maintained from people who are not in your household, the minimum distance is 1 metre apart but with extra precautions such as wearing a face covering.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY KENNINGTON PARK

9 November 2020

Due to the new Covid Regulations, there was no official Royal British Legion Remembrance Day service at the Kennington Park war memorial on Sunday 8 November. However, a number of socially distanced people came to the war memorial that day and laid wreaths.

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