Friends of Turnham Green (FOTG) is a community based voluntary organisation, comprising around 100 local residents and other interested parties.
FOTG was founded in 2007 to rescue Turnham Green from municipal shabbiness. After successful lobbying, derelict buildings were removed and in their place a natural rockery area was created which provided both seating for a central meeting hub and also a natural play area for children. Around the same time a wildflower meadow was created adjacent to the rockery.
Since then various improvements have included replacing old bins, cracked paths, bent railings and broken benches plus various planting initiatives.
The Green was a recipient of the Green Flag award from the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in 2010 and has received it every year since.
In 2022 twenty new trees were planted on the Green. These include cherry trees to complete the avenue of cherry trees on the western side of the Green, and various others around the Green.
In 2021 a memorial garden for Tommy Hollis was opened on the eastern side of the Green close to the Town Hall. This is a natural play area for small children.
A committee of up to seven local volunteers oversee the activities of FOTG. They meet several times a year to discuss ongoing maintenance, proposals for improvement, how to improve biodiversity and generally how to ensure the Green continues to be well maintained, well used and well loved.
The group works closely with the parks department of London Borough of Hounslow and with Greenspace 360 who are responsible for day to day maintenance. A team of volunteers regularly turn out regularly to help with weeding and planting sessions.
An annual AGM is held every year to which all the friends are invited to attend.
Cow Parsley in the wildflower meadow
FOTG has a written constitution which you can review here.
If you would like to join Friends of Turnham Green or just learn more about the work that we do please get in touch. By joining, you sign up to receive our email newsletters which are typically sent every two months. There is no commitment and no obligation, simply a need to have an interest in the Green. We are especially happy to hear from people wishing to volunteer to help with maintaining Turnham Green, those who can help with fundraising and in particular anyone wanting to make a donation!