Get involved!

There are a variety of ways to support Friends of Gipsy Hill and we welcome everyone from our local community to get involved. We’d love to hear from you!

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Gipsy Hill Community Garden

Action Days

Like to garden? Join one of the monthly Saturday ‘Action Days’ at our Community Garden, between 10am to 2pm. The entrance to the garden is by Platform 1 on Sainsbury Road. Everyone, including families, is welcome* to stay for as long as they wish. We do all sorts of activities including planting, pruning, strimming, potting, painting, watering, litter picking and building new garden projects.  See our events page and Facebook page for Action Day announcements!

The Great Gipsy Hill Gardeners

We also have a Whatsapp group for volunteers who help with ad hoc gardening at our Community Garden. This is ideal for helping for an hour or two mid-week or on summer evenings. Lead gardeners use Whatsapp when on site and when looking for help. Email us to be added to the group.

Improve Gipsy Road & Gipsy Hill Streets

We often get together to clean up, tidy and add planting to Gipsy Road and Gipsy Hill. Email us if you’re interested in helping and check our Facebook page for upcoming dates.

Share your skills or new ideas

Would you like to be more involved in doing or leading on local projects? Join our committee and help shape the work we do, from project management to communications and more.

Or maybe you have an idea for a project or would like support with yours? Friends of Gipsy Hill supports many community-led initiatives in the area, from flower bed planting to fundraising for meals and Christmas present appeals. We will try our best to help and to identify funding if required. 

Join the Gipsy Hill Heritage Project Team

Friends of Gipsy Hill occasionally organises community engagement events, such as the Gipsy Hill History Meetup. We collaborate with other local groups and residents to piece together the rich heritage of our area and improve knowledge about our place and community.

The information gathered will form the foundations of our Gipsy Hill Heritage Project, which aims to mark key places and events, and highlight our diversity and unique sense of identity. Interested? Email us to find out more or to get involved!

Volunteer for events

We are always cooking up and planning new projects like the hugely successful Village Fete on Long Meadow held in July 2019, the yearly community Christmas Tree, and our new Petanque matches at the Community Garden, and are always looking for volunteers. Have an hour or two to spare? Get in touch!

* Safeguarding – Friends of Gipsy Hill are committed to maintaining safe premises and practices and ensuring that those who work with children are safe to do so. However, our events are managed in such a way that where children are present, they are always in the care of their parent or guardian and no member of the group is ever expected to be in the care of a child that is not related to them.