Successful projects

Aim of FOPRP

The Friends of Peckham Rye Park is an action group made up of local residents and park users who lobby for the upkeep of this special green space. We'd love you to join us...


The old English word for
hill being 'peac' and 'ham' meaning village

Through the Friends support and drive the old depot site was transformed into a Community Wildlife Garden. The transformation of the derelict site into a Wildlife Garden for the enjoyment of the local community would not have been possible without grants from the Lottery-funded Community Spaces programme, Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer fund and the Friends of Peckham Rye Park, and generous donations of seating from local residents.

Monthly maintenance days - get involved!
Regular maintenance days are on the first Sunday of every month at 2pm. If you would like to be involved in planting and on-going maintenance of the garden please let us know by emailing us on

In 2010 we applied and were successful in a bid for funds (£25,000 from the Cleaner Greener Safer Fund) to clear the debris from the site within the Park. This, plus the £15,000 we were awarded previously enabled us to make a start on clearing the site and renewing the fencing. This was an exciting new venture and, as with the Café, meetings were held regularly with Southwark Council to co-ordinate it.

Other issues of concern that members of the Friends Committee have made representations on behalf of the Friends are:

  • A proposed cycle path on the east side of Peckham Rye Common;
  • Development of the paddling pool site, now a meadow area and part of the London House Sparrow Parks Project;
  • Changing room containers to be sited next to the new cafe; and
  • The development of the old Waverley Girls Lower School site into a boys secondary school now Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich.
    • None of the above would be possible without the continuing support of our members.

      If you would like to contact us on any issue please email

      Alternatively, you can write to us at FOPRP, PO Box 59640,
      London, SE22 2AJ

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