Who are the Friends of Fortune Green (FoFG)?
The Friends of Fortune Green (FoFG), in conjunction with Camden Parks and Open Spaces, was set up to improve our local open space, Fortune Green.
"The aim of the Group shall be to preserve, protect, and improve Fortune Green, and the adjacent streetscape for the local residents, local businesses and visitors"
At the 2007 Jester Festival, a group of concerned local residents got together and set up the Friends of Fortune Green (FoFG). The spur was the loss of the Planning Appeal and consequent construction of Alfred Court on the Green's edge. Ironically, one reason given for the planning approval was the "neglected state of the Green"!
The new Friends swiftly organised workshops to find out what local people liked, and didn't like, about the Green. Armed with an array of collected and collated information, the Friends applied for funding to improve the Green. No easy task, but it was successful!
In recognition of the improvement works the Friends have achieved and in celebration of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012, Fortune Green is now safeguarded as a public recreational space in perpetuity through the charity, Fields in Trust.
FoFG run regular sessions to maintain the planting, and a programme of
varied events. To keep informed of what's going on, see the noticeboards on the Green or under Future Events on this website. You can also follow us on
Twitter @NW6FOFG. If you would like to help improve and maintain the Green, please do join us. All welcome. We can never have too many helpers! The more FoFG can do, the more everyone benefits. Like to do more? Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Contact page.