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

MUGS Forum Online Meeting – Sat 8th Aug 2020 10:00-11:30am

The next meeting of the Medway Urban Green Spaces Forum will be held on Saturday 8th August 2020 between 10am and 11:30am and will take place online via Zoom video conferencing. We are holding this meeting online as we are currently unable to meet in-person in groups of more than 6 people and, even though … Continue reading MUGS Forum Online Meeting – Sat 8th Aug 2020 10:00-11:30am

New Bee ID App launched

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust are delighted to launch a new, fun FREE 'What's that bumblebee' app, aimed at bumblebee-beginners to identify the 'Big 8' bumblebees! 🐝 Available via Apple Store (currently a featured app) or Google Play, users will get an extra 'buzz' through an augmented reality 3D function bringing a three-dimensional bumblebee queen to virtual … Continue reading New Bee ID App launched

July 2020 Bumblebee News

How to #Beekind to . . . Southern cuckoo #bumblebees Provide food by growing flowering cherries, blackthorn and sallows for females in spring and a variety of plants including: knapweeds, thistles, lavender and wallflowers for new males and females in summer. Go on, give your garden a bumble-boost with Bee kind. Shrill carder bee conservation strategy launched Led … Continue reading July 2020 Bumblebee News

Summary of Task Day Procedures from Jul 2020

Volunteer groups are allowed to recommence activities in greenspaces in a maximum group size of six people, including the task leader. Two groups of six will only be allowed if working in separate, very distinct parts of the greenspace.  Each group will need its own task leader.  (One first aider for both groups will be … Continue reading Summary of Task Day Procedures from Jul 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Recommencing Volunteering in Medway Council Greenspaces – Jul 2020

We are delighted that some level of volunteering can recommence within Medway Council’s greenspaces but, even though the situation is improving, everyone must continue to be kept safe. The restrictions we have include continued social distancing, wearing masks and gloves and making sure hand sanitiser is available.  Please see this link for full guidance on … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Recommencing Volunteering in Medway Council Greenspaces – Jul 2020

Plastic Free July Challenge

Every year millions of people around the globe take part in the Plastic Free July challenge, choosing to refuse single-use plastics and drastically reducing the amount of plastic waste ending up as litter or going to landfill. The Plastic Free July Challenge encourages us all to think of one unnecessary single-use plastic we can stop … Continue reading Plastic Free July Challenge