Getting involved

There are many ways in which you can get involved with the User Group and contribute to the life of the park.

Come to our public meetings

We meet for one hour every two months in the Clissold House in the park. The meetings are short and informal. We always have a lot to discuss but we try to make sure that everyone who wants gets a chance to speak. We also hold occasional extra meetings to look at issues of special interest or concern.
Visit our homepage for the details of the next meeting

Keep in touch in other ways

Join our mailing list to receive our bi-monthly newsletter and notifications of our meeting dates.
Find us on Facebook for online discussions, updates and to post your photos. And on Twitter @clissoldpeople

Schools’ Programme

The School’s programme is suspended until further notice.

Occasional volunteers needed to support CPUG

musician and audienceWere you one of the 250 people who enjoyed a free CPUG acoustic concert in the Cafe Garden?
Did you listen to a fascinating CPUG talk or join a fun evening quiz in the Clissold House?
We’d love to keep organising events like these but we do need volunteers to help out. In the past volunteers have helped with:

  • stewarding CPUG events (such as summer concerts and talks)
  • managing the CPUG stall, giving out information and selling maps and posters
  • distributing event flyers at local shops and cafes
  • setting up / clearing up for CPUG events

It’s social and fun
You get to meet other people from your community and your contribution means more CPUG events are possible.
To find out more send us an email with ‘volunteering’ in the subject line and we’ll be in touch!


Please contact us if you would like to help with fundraising or have any ideas.

We run fundraising events from time to time to raise money for community events and, on occasions, to pay for specific things in the park.

Recent fundraising has included producing and selling a park calendar and organising historical and literary talks in Clissold House.

In recent years we have hosted two very successful quizzes that funded a wide range of free activities and entertainment at 125th birthday party in June 2014 including bicycle maintenance, soft play for toddlers, arts and crafts activities, storytelling and music for all ages.

We also raised money for the restoration of the memorial drinking fountain and successfully secured a donation of  £1,500 from the Drinking Fountains Association and Hackney Council.  The fountain was fully repaired in the summer of 2014 and is now back in use for people and dogs!

Our next plan is to try to get the drinking fountain by the Lodge on Green Lanes repaired.

Look out for posters and information on the park noticeboards.