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Judges Golden comments on Cheam Park

Sandpit Cheam Park PlaygroundThese are the judges comments for Cheam Park and Recreation Ground in London in Bloom, for which we were awarded a Gold for the first time.

“Cheam Park and Recreation Ground offers a tremendous resource to the residents of Sutton as well as the neighbouring borough of Epsom and Ewell, as the park lies on the borough boundary.  Maintained by IdVerde (previously The Landscape Group), the park is well maintained as a sports and recreation space with a play area, bowling and croquet green and cafe at its heart.  

“Changes have been made in recent years to improve these facilities and now provides a good multifaceted service to the public.  There are (registered and charged) personal trainer groups working in the park – all close to the hub.  

“Notice boards identify the services and available activities, run by the Friends group associated with the park.  A well run and followed football little league is active in the park.  

“TFL have provided funding for a cycle path; part of a wider network which has been welcomed through the lower corner of the park – relieved the previous quagmire that residents and users had to contend with previously.

“Old fashioned horticulture is slightly overlooked here in the face of modern biodiversity provision.  Nevertheless there are plans to upgrade some of the formal planting areas and the adjoining allotments have a waiting list.

“The trim trail that is currently being installed will provide recreation opportunities for residents for 14 plus, which I’m confident will prove to be a very popular addition to the parks facilities.  

“The Cheam House side of the park retains the stately trees (which are maintained in a good condition) and make a fine feature within the setting.  The house is long since gone, but the stable block is currently enjoying extensive repairs and it is hoped will provide children’s nursery space in the near future.  

“Overall the residents of the western part of the borough must be very proud of their park.”

Cow Parsley Cheam Park

Friends of Cheam Park AGM

Cheam Park Cafe Sign

Cheam Park is looking amazing now, but it could be even better.  What would you like to see in Cheam Park?  Come to the Friends of Cheam Park AGM and let us know your ideas.

The Friends of Cheam Park AGM will be held on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 7.30pm at Cheam Park Cafe.

This is only open to members of Friends of Cheam Park, but if you are not yet a member, you can join here and attend the meeting.

Croquet Coaching Course

Cheam Park Croquet Club

Cheam Croquet & Bowls club is offering a six session croquet coaching course to members of the public.  The cost of the course is £24 and the fee will be offset against the first years subscription for participants who subsequently join the Club.

Cheam Croquet and Bowling Club

The coaching course will take place at the Club, which is in Cheam Recreation Ground, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS from 6pm - 8pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 28th June                         Thursday 30th June

Tuesday 5th July                              Thursday 7th July

Tuesday 12th July                           Thursday 14th July

Numbers are limited and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

To book your place or for further information contact cheamcroquetbowlsclub@gmail.com or phone 0208 642 0533

Cheam Croquet & Bowling Club

Cheam Park Bowling Club 2

Cheam Croquet & Bowling Club was open for business on Bank Holiday Monday.

Cheam Croquet Club Teas

Delicious teas were on offer, with home made cakes.

Cheam Croquet Club

Tuition was on offer for Croquet and Bowls.

The Croquet & Bowls Club is open to everyone.   All members are free to play either game and some do play both, especially the bowlers in the winter when they can play croquet but not bowls.

To join, please contact: Cheamcroquetbowlsclub@gmail.com or phone: 0208 642 0533.

As for a dress code, you don't need to worry about wearing whites.  Casual dress is fine.  So long as you wear flat shoes you can walk on the green