About our organisation
The Friends of Tavistock Square was established in 2007, with the support of Camden Council to become the 'voice' for one of the most tranquil yet neglected landscapes in inner London.
The organisation had evolved from the Tavistock Court Environmental Group, a committed body of local residents with a passion for protecting and enhancing the local environment for residents, those working in the vicinity and the many visitors to Tavistock Square and the surrounding area.
A key initial driver had been to support the Council's bid for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This bid was unsuccessful, however the square did subsequently become the recipient of a significant amount of funding from a commercial development which has enabled the Council to undertake significant improvements which were completed in the Spring of 2011.
Our objectives are to:
- Protect and enhance the integrity of the Garden
- Work with Camden Council and other stakeholders to improve the physical environment
- Ensure that visitors to the square feel safe
- Ensure that the needs of our largest groups of visitors i.e. local residents and visitors to the various memorials are met
- Promote the historical and national importance of the square
We have been fortunate in attracting a number of illustrious and high profile organisations as members and supporters including:
- The Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners
- The High Commission of India
- The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- The Wellcome Trust
- The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain
- Universities UK
We’re working to improve Tavistock Square Gardens