Health Walks are a great way to get out and about and socialise and are free! Currently there are over 20 Health Walks happening across the Medway Towns led by trained volunteers who will be pleased to see you and give you a warm welcome. The walks are graded to suit all ages, walking ability … Continue reading Medway Health Walks
The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has proposed a range of legal safeguards for British nature and wildlife. Read the full story here (link opens in new tab)
Please click here to read the latest Friends of Broomhill Newsletter (link opens in new tab).
Seven of Medway’s much-loved parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as among the best in the United Kingdom and around the world. Riverside Country Park in Rainham, Capstone Farm Country Park in Gillingham, Great Lines Heritage Park in Gillingham, The Vines in Rochester, Broomhill Park in Strood , Hillyfields Community Park … Continue reading Green Flag Awards 2019
Do you have an interest in the Esplanade? Please come along to a meeting to establish a Friends group on Tuesday 30th July 2019, 7:30-8:30pm at the King’s Head Hotel, Rochester High Street. Please download the below Flyer with full details. Friends Open Mtg Poster July 2019
The venue is the Visitor Centre at Capstone Farm Country Park and the day starts at 9.30am with tea and coffee and finishes with a guided walk around the park at about 1.00pm. There are talks on our green and blue infrastructure, the management of our grassland for wildlife and the importance of native trees. … Continue reading MUGs Forum Meeting 10 Aug 2019 (booking essential)
A big THANK YOU to all our Friends of, greenspace volunteer groups and the Medway Towns Footpath group, and the Medway Urban Greenspace and Local Access Forums for all their hard work promoting and supporting our greenspaces and Public Rights of Way. They have given up a total of 14,183 hours of their time over … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week 2019
Gardenwatch is a collaborative project between the British Ornithological Trust, the BBC Springwatch team and the Open University. They need you to tell them about your garden and its wildlife so a comprehensive picture can be built of how gardens can help UK wildlife species to thrive in the future. Together, the UK’s gardens cover … Continue reading Gardenwatch: the biggest citizen science project ever!
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new £10m plan to plant more than 130,000 trees in towns and cities in England. Grants for the plantings will be made available through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund. Trees in urban areas improve health and wellbeing, connect people with the outdoors, absorb noise, reduce flood risk, lower … Continue reading Urban Tree Challenge
Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to walk or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. A new study, recently published in Frontiers in Psychology, concludes that spending between 20-30 minutes near trees and flowers lowered stress hormones by around … Continue reading Take a 20 minute nature pill