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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.


12th January 2018

A new page on the archeological dig has just been uploaded. It includes photographs and a written account of the work to date.

The dig team will be resuming their excavations of the Dagnams mansion site on Friday 19th January 2018, weather permitting. All are welcome to join in on this to discover the size and layout of the house and it would be nice to see some new faces. The dig team meet up at the site of the house adjacent to the Lily pond on Monday and Friday mornings between 9.30 and midday. Even if you can not take part in the dig all are welcome to pop along to have a chat whilst walking in the park.

    Don Tait.

March 2018

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 and more. Go to bird census

Del Smith

5th April 2018

The Friends of Dagnam Park with the assistance of the London Borough of Havering parks department today began the planting of the tree saplings along the approach pathway to the old manor house site. We bought the trees through the services of LBH, so were able to get a cost reduction and hence purchased more with our initial £1000 grant. SEE PHOTOS

Alan York.

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See here for the full 2018 litter pick programme

The next litter pick is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th June with the one after that being 7th & 8th July, again on Saturday & Sunday.

The 19th May 2018 sponsored walk to raise funds for the local St Francis Hospice has raised a grand total of £1329.75. A fantastic success for a worthy cause. The funds will be handed over to the hospice hopefully next week, either Monday or Friday afternoon. Below some of the organisers and volunteers for the sponsored walk around the park. Well done to all.

Alan York


Latest News 1/5/2018

With the local elections almost upon us. It is worth considering who will best assist us- the Friends of Dagnam Park, in our continuing campaign for the boundaries of the Manor to be formalised and designated as a Nature Reserve. Over the past two years Don and I have met Head Councillor Roger Ramsey many times to discuss this issue. On each occasion he has stated that the reason for such a delay, is the legal department have a heavy work load and a low staffing level. However after being repeatedly told this for such a long period, the excuse is now wearing very thin. So the new administration, who ever they maybe, will be contacted again for an explanation of their plans for these "redundant fields" as they were described. Will they be built on or formalised as Nature Reserve. Unless we are given an exact date for formalisation, we will have to start another campaign to pursue our objectives.

Alan York

Latest News; 21-22nd April 2018

The ten hawthorn trees granted by Aviva are now planted in the avenue from the car park to the house site. The FODP have responsibility to water them during the dry periods. We also have ten oak trees planted at various locations, these came from LBH who were granted trees for the borough by the government. Finally we are planning to have a sponsored walk in aid of the St Francis Hospice. The route will be around the nature reserve on Saturday 19th May 2018 starting at 10am. There will be signage and marshals along the way. We will be providing light refreshments. There will be an entry fee of one pound per person ( this will be donated to the Hospice). You can also organise your own sponsors, forms can be emailed to you. If interested please let us know ASAP.

Alan York

The archaeological digs take place every Monday and Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the dig site. All the tools are provided. And all volunteers are made welcome

                Alan York