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
Wild flowers, plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help , this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost. From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government , Plantlife work nationally and … Continue reading Plantlife
A recent scientific report contradicts claims that the environmental impact of pesticides is falling and that the toxic impact of pesticides used on genetically modified crops remains the same as conventional crops, despite claims that GM crops would reduce the need for pesticides. Read the full story in the Guardian here.
Easter is here! The warmer weather and the sunshine are bringing our meadows, woods, parks and gardens to life. There is so much to see at this time of year and our April I-Spy gives you just a “snap shot” of Medway’s wonderful wildlife! This includes the amazing slow worm which is now out of … Continue reading I-SPY IN APRIL
As we follow the guidance on the roadmap out of lockdown we need to bear in mind the real value of our Greenspaces. Throughout the COVID crisis our greenspaces have not just been places for exercise but also somewhere to find some peace of mind. They have made it possible for our children to have … Continue reading Please Respect Our Greenspaces
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
The Friends of Vinall Park were delighted recently when some small tree whips were planted in an area of the park near the new bench on Geneva Avenue. The Friends have thanked Medway Council, who have planted many such trees across Medway this month including an entire forest at Beechings field! With Spring on the … Continue reading New Trees at Vinall Park
In a unique partnership with Fields in Trust, Liverpool City Council have recently committed to become the first local authority to protect all of their parks and green spaces forever, ensuring they will never be built on or sold off. This commitment will see 100 green spaces, covering over 1,000 hectares, secured in perpetuity ensuring a tangible legacy for … Continue reading Liverpool City Council makes pioneering commitment to protect all parks forever
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust's exciting new Bee the Change project launched last week and everyone, including you, can get involved!Bee the Change is all about quick, simple things you can do to make your postcode more bumblebee-friendly, from growing flowers to spreading the word about bumblebees and why they are important. It doesn’t matter if you live in the city … Continue reading 2021 is the year to Bee the Change!
Medway Council secured a grant last year from the Forestry Commission under the Urban Tree Challenge Fund initiative for the planting of thousands of young trees, creating new areas of community woodland on our greenspaces. The MUGS Forum had hoped that the trees would be planted by our Friends Groups and volunteers but sadly the … Continue reading New Trees for Medway