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

Peacock (Aglais io) basking in the sun at Hillyfields Community Park after hibernation.

I-SPY IN MARCH

Spring has arrived! The longer days and the increasing temperatures bring early bees, such as the Buff-tailed Bumble Bee, and butterflies, such as Peacocks, Commas, Brimstones and Small Tortoiseshells, out to enjoy the sun. Fruit trees start to bloom: orchard trees are an amazing spectacle this month in our Parks and green spaces.Coast and marshes … Continue reading I-SPY IN MARCH

Invitation to International Women’s Day webinar

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kent Wildlife Trust will be hosting a free-of-charge online event featuring two distinguished key speakers, Tracey Crouch MP and The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman, to discuss women, nature, and power. Date and time: Monday 8 Mar 2021 11:00 - 12:15 GMT For more information and to book please click on the … Continue reading Invitation to International Women’s Day webinar

Minutes from the MUGS Forum meeting of Thursday Feb 4th 7.00pm

Apologies: Cllr Maple, Liz Duckworth, Annmarie Behn, Natalie Poulton Welcome and Introduction Introduction of Peter Garrett, recently appointed the Greenspace Access and Programme Manager. Peter has a huge wealth of experience and expertise in the management of greenspaces, volunteer groups, rights of way and countryside management. He takes on the key role in the future … Continue reading Minutes from the MUGS Forum meeting of Thursday Feb 4th 7.00pm

Latest News from the Friends of Vinall Park

1. Donations - This Spring we are looking to add more plants, bushes and bulbs to our park to bring new wildlife to our wonderful urban space this coming Summer and Autumn. To donate towards the new plantings please get in touch by email at: treasurer@vinallpark.org and we will send you details.    2. Our new … Continue reading Latest News from the Friends of Vinall Park