NOGOE does not have a formal membership system. To register as a supporter, please email us at
email@example.com  .We will send occasional e-mail updates on the campaign to people who contact us. You can ask to be removed from our mailing list at any time.
Please contacts us by email, or by telephone on
07932 469158 or 07522 531148 (text only),to comment on the campaign, ask questions about getting involved, share responses from interested parties, or if you have a great idea to raise awareness and support.
We are looking for people to keep an eye out, record, and report any Olympics-related damage that they see in the Park, on Circus Field, or in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum.
In particular if you see any suspicious tree-pruning in the Park, then please let us know and if possible take photographs of it. The more precise the information you give us, the better. Ideally we would ask you to do the following:
- Take photographs of the tree and its surroundings. If possible write a note which will help identify it; for example: "The tree is a hornbeam, it is on the eastern side of Lover's Walk at the northern end, it is the third tree in the avenue which begins next to the path running up One Tree Hill".
- Try and find the tree number using LOCOG's tree maps for the northern end of the Park and the southern end. More information about the tree can then be obtained from the tree schedule.
- Make a flickr set of your photographs and add the tree number(s) and any useful comments.
- e-mail us the address of the flickr set and let us know whether we can use your photographs (on our website and in our flickr diary).
Local residents have played an important role in protecting and improving the Park since it was officially opened to the public by King George IV in 1820.
For example, according to a report by AOC Archaeology:
In the 19th century, Greenwich Park underwent changes through encroachments and enclosures within the park, intensified public use, and other threats which prompted organised protests from local residents. The park became overgrown and unmanaged, so that repairs and alteration were needed. In 1853, paths were levelled and gravelled, and by the end of the century, new features included a bandstand, a refreshment chalet, two drinking fountains, public lavatories, a lake, flower gardens, and shrubberies.
And a recent notice posted (by The Royal Parks and English Heritage) on temporary fencing around the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds stated that in 1844 the cemetery was damaged when a number of the mounds were destroyed during the construction of the (Admiralty) reservoir, and that this resulted in a large public outcry to protect the remainder from destruction:
We are sorry to see it stated that there is pending an invasion of the sylvan shades of Greenwich, that most favourite resort of smoke-dried Londoners. An immense tank, to supply the hospital with water is to occupy with its unsightlyness one of the prettiest spots in the park, sweeping away the ancient barrows which have hitherto been carefully preserved as objects of antiquarian interest. (Letter to the Illustrated London News, June 1844)