Sanctuary for Wildlife
to be Sold to
Tekels Park is now being sold to a property development company by the Theosophical Society in England, who are showing an apparent indifference to the fate of the wildlife, that is in conflict with the long tradition of compassion for animals within the Theosophical Movement.
For decades, volunteers have carried out the greater part of the
conservation work at
The rejuvenation of
A big attraction at
Volunteers Working on the
In 1995 the pond needed to emptied of a great accumulation of leaves. The pond has no drainage pipe and the water was removed in buckets (400 in all) so as not to harm the frogs and newts, which were rescued and returned later to the pond.
Water loving plants were placed around the pond to soften the edges. These palnts were placed in baskets to control their growth.
Steps were placed at the edge of the pond to make it easier for birds to have a drinks or take a bath.
A water fountain was placed in the middle of the pond to supply a trickle of fresh water if needed. This was donated by the volunteers.
Netting was made available to prevent the pond from filling up with leaves again.
In the past, fish in the pond had been eaten by passing herons. New fish
were provided by a well wisher and to help then survive, shelters were placed
on the floor of the pond with a plastic heron standing guard to deter real
herons. This strategy seem to have worked as there are still fish in the
This is just one of the
The future of the
The current indifference to the fate of the Tekels Park Wildlife has dismayed many in the Theosophical Movement and it has not gone unnoticed that the Diploma in Theosophy being offered by the Theosophical Society in England excludes the subject of Compassion for Animals.
Who Has Decided
To Dump Tekels Park ?
The whole deal is shrouded in so much secrecy that even the majority of the Theosophical Society’s actual card carrying members don’t appear to know what is happening but here are some contact points.
Tekels Park is owned by;
The Theosophical Society in England (Adyar)
Tel 0207 563 9817
Please note that there is more than one Theosophical Society. Only the Theosophical Society with its headquarters at Gloucester Place, London is connected to Tekels Park. This is generally known as the Theosophical Society (Adyar) as its international headquarters are in Adyar, India.
The Theosophical Society administers the Tekels Park Estate through a limited company
The Tekels Park Estate Limited
4-6 Church Road, Burgess Hill,
Members of the Theosophical Society in England are at a loss to know why the leadership ignored professional advice in 2009 not to sell Tekels Park. Selling at such a bad time puts the Theosophical Society in England’s leadership in a very weak negotiating position. Nobody outside the leadership has seen the detailed financial information on which the decision to sell Tekels Park is based.
TO BE SOLD TO