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

Liverpool City Council makes pioneering commitment to protect all parks forever

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

Bumblebee on Apple Blossom

2021 is the year to Bee the Change!

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!

New Trees for Medway

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