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Clissold Park User Group (CPUG)

The Clissold Park User Group (CPUG) is a local community group for the people of Stoke Newington in Hackney who appreciate and love their local park.

The group has been campaigning locally for over 20 years and seeks to represent the interests of everyone who uses this very popular park: the walkers, joggers, cyclists, nature lovers, families and free spirits who value the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors in this beautiful and historic space.
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» For general enquiries email clissoldpug@googlemail.com

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Stoke Newington Literary Festival logoStoke Newington Literary Festival, 3rd-5th June 2016

CPUG is involved in a number of events:
Illustration Workshop with Karin Littlewood (3+)
Travels Through the Urban Countryside, part 1 & 2
Find Your Voice (7+), with Chorus of Dissent
Telling Tales Anansi Workshop (4+)
» More on this and other CPUG events

Saving Clissold Park: The four year battle to secure for public use, Sunday 18th September, 2pm

As part of Open House CPUG park historian, Amir Dotan, will present the recently discovered Beck collection.
Clissold Park would have been built over in the 1880s if it wasn’t for a passionate campaign to preserve it for the public. The dramatic details have recently come to light, 127 years after it opened, in a treasure trove of news cuttings, letters and maps. Our user group park historian, Amir Dotan, provides a glimpse into the riveting saga.

CPUG Spring Quiz Night fundraiser

Over £1,000 raised!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success – and to all the fabulous local donations for the raffle and auction.

Fundraising and park improvements

Using information from the Annual survey, CPUG and the park management have identified four areas that park users would like investment in:

  1. The replacement of the drinking fountain outside the Lodge at the Green Lanes gate
  2. Installation of some new baby swings in the playground
  3. Installation of fixed fitness equipment (probably down by the multi-use games area)
  4. Creating a new beginners wheels area for younger children near the skatepark

The Council does not have sufficient funds for these. We will keep you posted about our fundraising plans but please do let us know if you are interested in helping.
email: clissoldpug@gmail.com

Clissold Park through the centuries

Over 100 images of Clissold Park and House from its origins as a private estate in the eighteenth century to the public park it became and 1889 and the much loved public space it is now.
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