Recent Committee Meeting

On Thursday, 27th March we (the committee of the Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve) had our first meeting of the year. We had a great discussion over our plans for 2014 and events for the rest of the year.

And so we are happy to announce that our first open day for this year is April 26th. Stay tuned for more information.

Claire Weedon

(chair of FoDWNR)

Forest Hill Society – Bring and Take day

 This weekend at the Nature Reserve we have the annual Bring and Take day held by the Forest Hill Society. See below for details and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.




SATURDAY 28th September 2013 1.30 – 4.00 pm



Bring good quality unwanted items Take something you need – all free!!!!


NB: all items must be in good condition and clean. Items should be re-usable and easily portable. Examples of acceptable items:

  • Immaculate clothing adult and children’s clothing
  • Toys
  • Books
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Kitchenware
  • Objet d’art
  • Plants
  • Tools
  • Small electrical tems in good working order e.g. lamps, toasters, coffee machines


Lewisham Council will no longer be taking away unwanted items after the event.

So please do not bring:

  • Electrical items larger than a toaster e.g. no TVs, PCs, monitors, printers, scanners, DVD/VHS/CD recorders/players, vacuum cleaners
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Adult bicycles, furniture, carpets
  • Jumble
  • Any item not suitable for domestic recycling

There is a depository at the rear of Sainsbury’s car park for small electrical waste.

July Open Day

Hi everyone,

On Saturday, 27th July 2013 there is the next Dacres Wood Nature Reserve open day. The nature reserve will open from 12-3pm and like normal it can be accessed through Honeyfield Mews (the driveway to the right of Homefield House).

I look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Annual General Meeting and Open Day

Coming up next weekend (Saturday, 29th June) is the June open day for the nature reserve. The reserve is open from 12pm- 3pm. Refreshments and free tours will be available. If you feel like “mucking in” then feel free to bring some gloves, as the Friends and volunteers will be tidying up and maintaining the site.

It is also our first ever AGM of the Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve.  This is from 11am – 12pm. The agenda is as follows:


1. Apologies for absence.

2. To receive the committees report and financial statements of Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve for the year ended 30th June 2013.

3. Appointment of Committee

4.  Membership

5.  Any Other Business

News from the Weekend

A big THANK YOU is necessary here. As we attended the Perry Vale Ward Assembly on Saturday, 27th October where we (the FoDWNR) bid for £2000. The bid was put in to get a digger in to remove some of the silt from the pond closest to Catling Close. Luckily we were successful in our bid, so my thank you is to all those who came along and voted in our favour.

My second thank you is to all those who came along, and braved the cold, to support the open day on Sunday, 28th. Sunday was the second ever meeting of the Friends of Dacres Wood and it was the Bring and Take day organised in conjunction with the Forest Hill Society. I know lots of people were very generous with both their time and their belongings, lots was brought along.

I hope all who came along had a great time, I know I did. The next Friends of Dacres Wood meeting is Saturday, 23rd February 2013 at 12.15pm.