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Archive news

Here you’ll find all of our news stories dating back to when we first started entering them to this website.

  • Summer News

    These few Summer months have been like the curate’s egg “good in parts”.

    It’s the middle of August already, noticeably darker in the evenings and mornings, but our parks are looking luscious with all the rain we’ve had.

  • The Royal Parks (TRP) have been working with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), and it has been agreed that closing the roads during this series of major events (for the British Summer Time (BST) concerts) is an essential mitigation measure to reduce possible risk to park visitors and event goers and support crowd safety management.

  • Chair Sits Back

    Welcome to our combined April /May newsletter. I am in the lucky position of being able to introduce our guest editor.
    Paul Shelley, our accredited photographer, has been in and out of both Parks these last few weeks and has taken masses of wonderful new photos.

    He also wrote about some of the things he came across and I didn’t even twist his arm behind his back. Though he’s refused my offer to him to take over, it has been really helpful as a holiday long planned and delayed. It was a good break for me and we have returned to the Parks when they look their best.

  • Spring has Sprung: March Spring Strolls In

    We breasted the tape of the Vernal Equinox last week, we adjusted our clocks as Spring sprung and we’ve tried to ignore the bucketing rain.

  • February - Frosts and Flowers

    Hard frosts turned Buck Hill into a deepest country landscape, and the clear, sunny half term days which followed filled the parks with children and their families getting to know London. Days are clearly stretching out and we know we’ve turned the page on winter.

  • Happy New Year - Part 2

    As promised, we are sending more bits of news and some colour to cheer you up.

    Hard frost has returned with a vengeance, and with it some low sun. I suppose it’s too late now for me to plant those spring bulbs languishing in a paper bag?

  • Happy New Year - Part 1

    We’ve made it into the dark period after Christmas and New Year celebrations and it seems a long haul to Easter. But at least the shortest day is well behind us and the burst of snow and cold in December made a stunning change from dark rainy days.

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