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News items include the latest news from the Friends and news items relating to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which may be of interest to Friends.

  • The outcome of the recent Green Flag and Green Heritage judging that took place in Kensington Gardens back in May has been revealed. For both Green Flag and Green Heritage Awards Kensington Gardens has achieved an overall score of 80+ which is the uppermost banding.

  • The Royal Parks have informed us that West Carriage Drive will be subject to closures during the upcoming Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park concert series.

    In light of events across the U.K. and the world, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have reviewed and requested the road closure of West Carriage Drive on all event days. It is important to stress that there is no change to the current security threat, but it was felt that this additional mitigation is important to reduce all possible risks at this time. The MPS has emphasised that the road closures are a precautionary measure and are not in relation to any specific intelligence.

  • Upcoming works for the Cycle Superhighway along South Carriage Drive, West Carriage Drive and Victoria gate will commence on 1st May 2017. This will have impacts on traffic and pedestrians …

  • Visit to Albert Memorial Undercroft

    Friends in the Undercroft

    Following the success of the previous year’s visit to The Albert Memorial Undercroft, in April a group of Friends put on their hard hats and explored the tunnels beneath the Albert Memorial.

  • Cycle speeds as high as 32mph are being tackled in London’s Royal Parks as part of an initiative designed to slow down cyclists and improve safety for all visitors.

  • Construction of a Skyscraper Destroying the 300 year Old View of St Paul's from Richmond Park

    St Paul's View Destroyed

    The Friends of Richmond Park are involved in a campaign to protect the cherished historic view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Richmond Park and they are asking for support by signing the petition to stop the construction of a Skyscraper next to St Paul’s.

  • Kensington Palace: Fashion Rules

    Stunning Dresses

    In early December 2016 Friends met bright an early at Kensington Palace. Friends enjoyed an introduction to the recently revamped exhibition “Fashion Rules”, followed by a private visit, before it opened to the public.

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