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 is our Communications & Lifelong Learning Manager.  She leads on learning, community engagement. Sharon also coordinates our websites and social media.

Sharon works part-time and joined FoBC in 2015.


Will in TractorWill 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-MendsWill 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 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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