This year a record-breaking 2,061 parks in the UK achieved the prestigious Green Flag Award, and for the past month, the UK public has been voting for their favourite in the Green Flag Award People's Choice. Over 59,000 votes were cast in total and the winners have now been announced as: Cassiobury Park, Watford Hollycroft Park, … Continue reading Top 10 Green Flag Award-winning parks
Some great tips for enjoying a more sustainable Christmas festival from the Plastic Free Medway team. Click here to view their latest newsletter.
Highways England scheme to encourage species-rich grasslands could create hundreds of miles of rare habitats after decades of loss. Read the full Guardian article here.
Following the huge success of the Medway i-tree survey this summer the preliminary results are now available. Sharon Bayne, the environmental consultant who co-ordinated the work, gave us a presentation at the recent Forum meeting which shows that Medway as whole has 16.5% tree cover over all, with 20.9% in our urban areas. The survey … Continue reading Medway Tree Strategy
You may have read in the local press recently that a buzzard has been shot and killed on the marshes near High Halstow near to the Northward Hill RSPB Reserve. This is very sad news and, as an illegal act, this incident is being investigated by Kent Police and the RSPB. If you have any … Continue reading Buzzard shot in High Halstow
Why not grab a cuppa and catch up with some of the latest news from other organisations: Faversham, Kent, awarded "Best Buzzing Neighbourhood" by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Celebrate National Tree Week 2020 online with the Tree Council. Can you help the Living River Foundation with your lockdown shopping? You can shop online normally in … Continue reading Latest News Roundup – updated Nov 2020
Help us find the nation’s favourite parks by voting for yours in the People’s Choice Awards This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 2061 Green Flag Awards to the UK’s very best parks and green spaces. The scheme is now asking the public to vote for their favourites. You can find your … Continue reading It’s time to pick the nation’s favourite parks
New COVID-19 restrictions are being introduced from Thursday 5th November which means that we will be going back in to a national lockdown for at least a four week period up to Wednesday 2 December. In line with government guidance, we are suspending volunteering in Medway greenspaces during this time and request that all group … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Suspension of Volunteering from 5th November 2020
Medway Health Walks are in need for Walk Leaders/Walk Assistants to lead on health walks throughout Medway as part of the national Walking for Health scheme. There are currently 25 different walks throughout Medway taking place from Monday to Friday in the mornings. Medway Healthwalks are in need of Leaders to take on some of … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity: Medway Health Walk Leader/Assistant
October 29th 2020 Spotlight on ……. There is always that time of year in North Kent when the clocks change and the weather is mostly grey and a bit damp. We have to accept that autumn is well established and winter in just around the corner. Over the last few months, with everything we have … Continue reading Notes from a Greenspace #23