Broomhill Old Orchard

Friends of Broomhill Spring Newsletter

The Friends of Broomhill are pleased to recommence volunteering activities from Thursday 8th April in the Old Orchard and Sunday 11th April 2021 for Park task days. The group will continue to thrive if they can maintain a regular team of volunteers who enjoy attending task days and helping keep the park in good condition, … Continue reading Friends of Broomhill Spring Newsletter

Ranscombe Reserve meadow with poppies | Credit: Zoe J Photography

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Recommencing Active Volunteering

Following a review of the Government guidelines on the roadmap out of lockdown Medway Council have confirmed that active task days in our greenspaces can recommence from Monday 29th March 2021 subject to strict rules which have been circulated to all groups associated with the MUGs Forum. Summary of new task day procedures: You can … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Recommencing Active Volunteering

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)

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

Friends of Vinall Park AGM – Wed 10 Jun 2020 7pm on ZOOM

The new Friends of Vinall Park Group plan to have a ZOOM meeting on-line for their first AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 10 June at 7pm. They will briefly discuss the aims/objectives and setup/membership of the Friends Group, vote for the Constitution that has recently been completed and the Officers that will take responsibility … Continue reading Friends of Vinall Park AGM – Wed 10 Jun 2020 7pm on ZOOM

Volunteers needed at Fort Amherst – 7th and 14th March 2020

Volunteers are needed to help clear vegetation from Fort Amherst's Barrier Ditch on Saturday's 7th and 14th March at 9.15am. Meet at the Fort's Cafe for a safety briefing. Volunteers will then move on to the Barrier Ditch through the Fort's tunnels. Gloves, tools and water will be provided. Volunteers should wear hard wearing clothes … Continue reading Volunteers needed at Fort Amherst – 7th and 14th March 2020

March clean-up dates for Litter Free Maritime

Latest news from the Towards Plastic-Free Medway group: Let's get ready for Spring! In a hope for a warm March, here are some clean-up dates for your diary: 1. 28th March, 9:30am at Central Point, St Mary's Island - Litter Free Maritime Community Clean Up. Please register on Facebook or on the Living River website. 2. … Continue reading March clean-up dates for Litter Free Maritime