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.
Read more about CPUG
For general enquiries email email@example.com
Clissold Park Christmas Market
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December
Crafts, Christmas gifts, live music, festive foods and mulled wine & spiced cider.
Visit Santa’s grotto on Saturday and Sunday
Tickets available from www.clickit-tickets.co.uk
Hackney Council recently decided to take steps to address the risk to the park’s deer population posed by the presence of a family of foxes which took up residence in the deer enclosure over the summer.
Find out more about the removal of foxes from the deer enclosure
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:
- The replacement of the drinking fountain outside the Lodge at the Green Lanes gate
- Installation of some new baby swings in the playground
- Installation of fixed fitness equipment (probably down by the multi-use games area)
- 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.
The future of the ponds consultation
Following the recent Environment Agency initiative to eradicate the invasive Topmouth Gudgeon from the two ponds, the Council needs to decide whether it wants to reintroduce fish.
A consultation paper has been produced setting out the pros and cons of the various options. CPUG and the Council would welcome your views:
Read the Clissold Park pond stocking consultation paper [PDF]
Please respond either to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Park Manager, Eleanor Potter on Eleanor.Potter@hackney.gov.uk by the 4th of September.