The Friends of Cannon Hill Common
Cannon Hill Common is a beautiful and much-treasured part of our local area. To ensure that the Common is maintained and used as the residents wish, everyone who lives near, uses or admires the Common is invited to join and take an active part in a group dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Common. A group of interested folk initiated the formation of the Friends of Cannon Hill Common in June 1995, and you are warmly invited to join them.
*** Meadow and Woodland *** Wildlife *** The Lake *** Fishing
*** Dogs *** Prevention of Litter & Vandalism
*** Allotment leisure gardens *** Joseph Hood Recreation Ground
*** Liaison with the Council
*** ANYTHING and EVERYTHING of interest to YOU
The Friends, in partnership with Merton Council, have been successful in obtaining a number of grants to improve the Common and its facilities. In December 2005 new and improved paths were installed courtesy of the Norland Foundation. Last year the lake was refurbished and a new planting scheme established through grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department of the Environment. This year the Friends are planning a revised leaflet about the Common, a Nature Trail leaflet, information boards on the wildlife on the Common, additional bird and bat boxes and a bird feeding station to be paid for with the grant they obtained through their successful bid to the BBC Breathing Places initiative sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund.Carolyn Heathcote