Sawyers Hill has become an increasingly popular destination for people to go for New Years Eve. It provides wonderful views of the London skyline where the cities celebrations can be seen at midnight.
A family walk into the park at night is a special occasion and the fresh air and exercise helps to work off the seasonal excesses!
The Park's Police attend the event as fireworks, Chinese lanterns and sparklers aren't permitted in the park. The risk of fire and litter are obviously a concern in a National Nature Reserve. Discarded sparklers are a concern as they cause injury and lameness to the deer that are naturally curious and will nibble and tread on the discarded wires.
It is great that so many people enjoy the park on special occasions and we can all play our part in preserving the park as a protected landscape and its wild inhabitants.