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The only in print history of Harold Hill and Noak Hill.

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Details on the 2013 Extension to the Nature Reserve, includes links to download the entire report which includes the ecological report on protected species, veteran trees, management plans and much more.



A new page with info on the last residents of Dagnam Park. See here

A major piece of research that I did censusing the birds in Dagnam Park in 1972 is now available on our website. It contains all the individual species maps, fifty year national population trends and more. Go to bird census

Thursday 29th November 2018

at the Hilldene shops in Harold Hill, the annual Christmas light display will be switched on. The Council have arranged much entertainment and many local organisations will have their own stalls with much to sell, just in time for useful Christmas presents. The Friends of Dagnam Park will be there, situated near to the Pound Shop, heavily laden with a variety of useful goods, including the 2019 FODP calendar. Priced, as last year at £5 each. We will be there from midday to around 7pm.

The FODP have successfully applied for whip sized tree saplings. We have 80 in total. Eight different types, ranging from crab apple to silver birch. We need suggestions on where to plant them. Any ideas?.......Alan York

Our current archaeological dig days, are now Tuesday and Friday mornings. Starting at 9.30am, finishing around 1pm. Meet us at the dig site for further details. All tools, gloves and refreshments are provided. All welcome........  Alan York

22nd October 2018

Last weekend saw one of the biggest turn outs for people joining in on our last organised litter pick for the year. With over 20 bags collected up and deposited in the car park and by bins waiting for the council to collect them this morning. While the main group of people went off to cut and remove old barbed wire and collect rubbish the two white gate posts were rubbed down to remove the rust and were then given a fresh coat of paint. This has been one of the long term aims of the friends group in so much that we clean and where possible make items in the park left over from it's days as a private estate, sound so that future visitors to the park will be able to view them. I would like to extend my thanks to all of those who attended over the weekend as without them participating in the work that the Friends group carries out the park would not have the same appeal that draws people in to use it. If any readers would like to become a member of the Friends of Dagnam Park and/or help in any way then please use the email address above to apply for membership ( a small fee is required which goes towards funding for the group, to obtain materials such as tools to carry out their work, its website which records the history and wildlife of the park and gets the message out there of the Local Nature Reserve and also helps when asked for match funding for grants etc ). There is still much to do in the park and as more people get involved it will ensure the park's future as a place where local residents and others will want to use.

Don Tait

6th October 2018

Last evening Don and I attended the LBH Friends forum. We received our official friends certificate. which means we will receive £1000 for our projects. Finally did you know we got a gold award for the London in Bloom again So good news all round.   Alan York