MUGS Forum Online AGM – Tue 4 May 2021 6:45-9:00pm

The MUGs Forum AGM is on the 4th May, 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start and will take place online via Zoom video conferencing. We are holding this meeting online as we are still unable to meet in-person in groups of more than 6 people and, even though the situation is improving, we must continue to … Continue reading MUGS Forum Online AGM – Tue 4 May 2021 6:45-9:00pm

A child being helped up a log in a woodland

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Nature

Nature is fantastic for physical and mental health, but for some people natural spaces can be unwelcoming or inaccessible.  Finding work in the conservation sector can be really hard too. The county’s leading conservation charity Kent Wildlife Trust want to know what these barriers are and what they can do to help.  The Kent Wildlife Trust want to provide … Continue reading Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Nature

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Environmental Issues Survey

The outcome of the Earth Day Survey by the Medway Urban Greenspaces Forum has highlighted some real issues that we as a community need to address. On the big issues there was extreme concern for: Global warming (67%)Destruction of the rainforests (82%)Plastics in the oceans (89%) At the local level there is extreme concern around: … Continue reading Environmental Issues Survey

Friends of Rochester Esplanade & Churchfields group

Social Prescribing

The Better Connected team works with people over 65 and living in the Medway Towns who are in need of some support to build up their social networks. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. … Continue reading Social Prescribing

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) – Stay Safe and Follow the Guidelines

As we follow the road map out of Lockdown we need to make sure we stay safe and follow the guidance from the Council and Government on how to meet as Friends Groups. The rules on tasks and event will remain the same over the next few weeks as laid out below and we will … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stay Safe and Follow the Guidelines