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The fate of The Friends of Sir Joe’s Motspur Park Is in your hands. 

Join us for Friends of SJHMPF AGM 

When: Saturday 12th November 10am 

Where: Pavilion in Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing field Park (Rascals) 

When ...

Virtual AGM

We had our first ever virtual community event on the 28th June 2020. 

We discussed whats been happening and whats on offer at Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field. Never before have we appreciated our outside space like we are doing now but the park is at risk. 

If you have enjoyed the park for a...


Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra (based) in Wimbledon are celebrating their 75th anniversary. As part of their celebrations they are planting 100 trees at Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field with the support of the Merton Tree Wardens and the Friends of the Park in February. 

They will be planting native trees such as wild cherry, silver birch, dog rose ...

Nearly £1,500 raised¬

Sir Joe's Party in the Park! Result!

Thank you to everyone who came to this years second party in the park on 1st September. The weather was amazingly hot and it was lovely to see all the local support. 

We raised just under £1,500 so thank you to all. The Scout run BBQ raised an amazing £850 towards the wonderful 22nd Wimbledon Group. 

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Stalls - £10 donation - enquire to secure your spot!

Sir Joe's Party - Saturday 1st September 12 - 3pm 2018

The second Sir Joe's Party in the Park is on the way and this year we are aiming to be bigger and better. 

The afternoon will gather together the community in a celebration of "park-life" as the season draws to a close. 

Following the theme of last year, we will be showcasing local leisure, bu...

Raised £375

Die Hard Doggie Doers pitch up despite downpour

Despite the rain, we were delighted with the show of support at our 2nd "Fun Family Dog show" on 12th May 2018. The rain didn't dampen our spirits as we celebrated our four legged companions.  Thank you to all those that came along and contributed their time, paws, tricks and cakes etc. We had some incredible entries and the judges struggled to choose between them all!  

£5.00 per dog

Dust off your Doggies - Return of the Fun Family Dog Show!

Following the success of our first ever Dog show, this year we are back and better than ever. Start training now for the egg and spoon race! 

You will be able to download registration forms from here shortly or from

Make sure you've got the date in your diary: 12th May. Registe...

FREE - Raising Awareness

Family Friendly Plastic Free Picnic ​22nd April 1 - 3pm. 

Local families were supported by Sustainable Merton to organise the first Plastic Free Picnic in Merton this year on Earth Day, 22nd April. 

At the picnic in Sir Joe's, Children learnt all about using bees wax wraps instead of cling film and re-usable boxes instead of throw away containers. The feedback was wonderful and the sun shone for all to enjoy...

Annual General Meeting

We held our AGM on 26th November 2017 at 11am in the Pavilion of the Park. 

Since the beginning of 2017, IDVerde have taken over the contract for maintaining Merton Council's Green Spaces. This has meant some significant Operational changes which will have an impact on Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field and the Friends group. Duri...


Public Power Overturns Parking Payment

We were delighted to hear that the decision to implement parking measures in SJHMPF were overturned when the public made their feelings known in response to the consultation. Our Chair, Jane, pulled together a fantastic letter making the case (as a lawyer she's pretty good at these things) and together with a huge petition set up by Rascalls softly and the support of our local councillors, the decision w...


Playball - borrow a basket ball - Sports England Sponsored Scheme

During the opening hours of THE HUT, you can borrow a basket ball to play by signing it in and out of the hut. 

Raised over £1000

Fun Day

We held the first ever Sir Joes Part in the Park on Saturday 8th July. Despite there being numerous other local events, the public came out in support and we raised over £1000. Thank you to all who helped and who came along. 

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