FoRCE “Ideas Harvest”

The Friends of Rochester Churchfields and Esplanade (FoRCE) would like you to share your thoughts and ideas for possible improvements to the greenspaces from Rochester Bridge along to Baty's Marsh and up to St Margaret's Church by completing an online survey – which should only take around 5mins. Click here to open the survey

Help clean up our Esplanade (pre-booking essential)

To comply with current social distancing rules, spaces must be pre-booked so that small groups of no more than six people can be organised. Groups will start at staggered times from 10am onwards. Volunteers from the same household, including supervised children, are most welcome but must remain in the same group. However, at the present … Continue reading Help clean up our Esplanade (pre-booking essential)

Hedgehogs – An Iconic Species

We have had a many good news stories about the wildlife in Medway over the lockdown period; red kites over the river and stag beetles in the Vines. However, we cannot ignore the fact that all groups of species, butterflies, birds, reptiles, have been suffering severe loses in this country for decades. Mammals are no … Continue reading Hedgehogs – An Iconic Species

Towards Plastic Free Medway’s Great 50/50 has been launched!

Thelma Viv and Liz made a great start to the 50 visits in 50 weeks, at Fenn Bell Zoo St Mary Hoo on Saturday evening, August 22nd, where a charity event was held on behalf of bees, lemurs, vultures and much more.  (photo shows Volunteers from Kent Owl Academy with their owls at the Fenn … Continue reading Towards Plastic Free Medway’s Great 50/50 has been launched!

Towards Plastic Free Medway – The Great 50/50

Towards Plastic Free Medway (TPFM) came together one year ago and have been working away since then and behind the scenes during lockdown, calling upon all to use less plastic. “We aim to achieve the prestigious award of Plastic Free Community for all of Medway, as awarded by our national group, Surfers Against Sewage. On … Continue reading Towards Plastic Free Medway – The Great 50/50

New Pathway on Rede Common Nature Reserve

Friends of Rede Common are delighted to announce that work has completed on the new Type 1 pathway on the nature reserve. It has taken a lot of hard work from local volunteers to raise the funds needed to get this pathway installed. The route goes from the Columbine Close entrance up the slope and … Continue reading New Pathway on Rede Common Nature Reserve

Help shape the future of our trees

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to influence tree strategy The Government is seeking views to inform the new England Tree Strategy and this public consultation is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the government to make real, lasting commitments to England’s trees and hedgerows. A consultation has been published seeking views to inform an upcoming England Tree Strategy. This … Continue reading Help shape the future of our trees

FREE Health Audit for parks and green spaces

Landscape architects and environmental consultants Tisdall Associates want to encourage as many groups as possible and councils to take up a time-limited offer of a FREE Health Audit for parks and green spaces The audit is pretty simple with five options per question and will provide an overview of the health benefits that your parks … Continue reading FREE Health Audit for parks and green spaces

Garden Butterfly Survey 2020

Butterfly Conservation have launched their Garden Butterfly Survey. It runs throughout the summer and full details can be found on their web site: Click here to visit the Butterfly Survey The survey is designed to find out well our garden butterflies are doing. As well as being beautiful to see fluttering around our parks and … Continue reading Garden Butterfly Survey 2020