About Friends of Lowndes Park

Friends of Lowndes Park

Chiltern District Council
This website was made possible through the generosity of the Chiltern District Council. The Friends of Lowndes Park working in partnership with Chesham Town Council.

The Friends came about in response to an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for significant funding for Lowndes Park. A prerequisite of the application was the involvement of a community group (traditionally a Friends' Group.

In January 2007 a few people got together and decided that if that were a requirement of the bid they would form a Friends group. From the outset the town supported Lowndes Park and by extension the Friends and soon we had a core group.

We set ourselves a target of 101 members, as we wanted to be able to tell the Heritage Lottery Fund that the Friends boasted over 100 members.

Businesses and organisations became corporate members and helped to swell the ranks.

Sadly the bid submitted in 2008 was ultimately unsuccessful but rather than become despondent and giving up this has galvanised the Friends as we seek to identify funding from other sources. We publish a newsletter a minimum of four times a year and hold social occasions usually some guided walks and an annual summer picnic.

The Friends have submitted several applications for funding, and hold monthly working party events in the park.

News & Events

Jun 10, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 1 July. We are meeting a week earlier than usual so we can prepare the park for the visit of the RHS Britain in Bloom judges. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.

Jun 9, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

Why not come and listen to some great music in the Park this summer. On a Sunday afternoon during July and August you can experience a variety of music and all for free. We would recommend you bring a picnic and a deckchair. For further details click on the title.

Apr 17, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The Friends have set up their own Facebook page. Please click here or go to www.facebook.com/groups/friendsoflowndespark You will need to sign in.

Apr 12, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew
The Friends of Lowndes Park are quite often approached about who to contact to hire the Guide Hut. We suggest you call Kate Webber  on 01494 773359

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