© Friends of Oaks Park
ABOUT FRIENDS OF OAKS PARK
Formally constituted in 1997 and recognised by the Council, the Friends are a voluntary group elected by users of the park to represent their interests. The group works in an advisory capacity with the Council and its contractor(s) to promote the park and to achieve the highest standards of maintenance of the park. We also seek to improve the amenities and from time to time, we organise working parties of volunteers to undertake specific jobs around the park, including tree planting and planting bulbs.
The Friends are represented on the Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee and have successfully secured public realm funding for a number of projects including:
We have worked with the Friends of the Honeywood Museum and the local archaeological society in carrying out the archaeological digs in Oaks Park in 2009 and 2011 which have which have contributed enormously to our knowledge of the history of The Oaks.
In the autumn of 2014, we worked with Carshalton Beeches Rotary Club and the Council on a project which resulted in the planting of over 200 saplings of various woodland species in the park. The plants were supplied by the Woodland Trust as part of a nation-wide commemoration to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. A commemorative bench was also installed in the park.
To Join the Friends
By completing an application form via the link below and returning it to the Treasurer at the address with your subscription. This may be paid annually (£5 per household) and renewed each year. Or if you prefer, you make a single payment of £25 for life membership
We value the support of our members.
Tina Bates – Treasurer. Telephone: 07917 221 387
Carshalton has a history of growing lavender. With the chalky free-draining soil
of the North Downs of Surrey is ideal for the production of lavender, the area was
once famous as the ‘lavender capital of the world’ and was the centre of worldwide
production of lavender. Mayfield Lavender produces organic lavender and associated
products adjacent to Oaks Park . There is also a lavender field off Stanley Road.
ADJACENT TO OAKS PARK
This public golf course adjoining the Park has an 18 hole par 70 parkland course with many distinguishing features set to provide a fair test of golf but maintain a challenge for the advanced player. It also has a 9 hole course as well as a 16 bay floodlit driving range and a well stocked pro shop.
The views across to the City of London and Docklands are outstanding.
Together with the golf course is the Craggy Mountain climbing centre. The club and conference centre is licenced for weddings as well as catering for other functions and celebrations.
Find out more about the Oaks Golf Centre
Please note the area gets very busy in June - peak lavender time