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.


Will Dartnell is our Conservation Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the conservation and stewardship of Barnes Common and Leg o’ Mutton local nature reserves. Will works full-time and joined FoBC in 2017.

Will Scott-Mends is our Conservation Officer and assists Will in all areas of conservation work. He also shares updates about conservation work via the Barnes Common instagram page. Will works full-time and  joined FoBC in 2019.

Jackie Marie is our Development and Communications Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the development of our projects and coordinating our communication network. Jackie works part-time and joined FoBC in 2021.

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