Working closely with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, we oversee the stewardship of Barnes Common and Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserves, and Vine Road Recreation Ground.

The Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) formed in 1992 and has been a not-for-profit, limited liability company with charitable status since April 2015. It is heavily involved in conservation, community and education engagement. Vine Road Recreation Ground is currently in the consultation phase of a proposed major enhancement of the site.

Today, the charity is overseen by a Board of Directors and Management Committee. We have an active, growing membership, many of whom are part of our dedicated and invaluable team of volunteers.


SharonSharon Morgan leads on outdoor learning and community engagement. She also manages our websites and social media.

Sharon works part-time and joined FoBC in 2015.



Will in TractorWill Dartnell leads on the conservation and stewardship of the Barnes Common and Leg o’ Mutton local nature reserves.

Will works part-time and joined FoBC in 2017.



Will Scott-MendsWill Scott-Mends assists Will in all areas as of conservation work. 

Will works part-time and joined FoBC in 2019.

We aim for a SLOWER approach to all our outdoor learning activities and events

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