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Hedgehog Highways are the way forward

A national housebuilder has joined forces with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and launched a trailblazing campaign to protect hedgehogs and other endangered creatures at locations across the country. After 622,000 people signed a petiton set up by wildlife author and ecologist Hugh Warwick asking the government to change planning law to force developers to … Continue reading Hedgehog Highways are the way forward

Help build the Friends of Rochester Esplanade Group & AGM – Tue 28 Jan 2020

Help build our Friends:  There are loads of ways you can help our group: spreading the word, increasing our membership, helping organise stuff, joining the committee, representing us, fundraising and more besides and we’ll be doing some practical stuff on the night to kick this off, and we need your help to do it.  This … Continue reading Help build the Friends of Rochester Esplanade Group & AGM – Tue 28 Jan 2020

Community Empowerment Survey

The National Parks and Greenspaces Federation are running a survey on green space Friends and volunteer groups.  They are collecting the responses and reporting them back to the Parks Action Group and Government.  **Survey closed 21 December 2019** Key questions include: Whether your group networks with others in your area, or if not, would you … Continue reading Community Empowerment Survey

Use of Herbicides in Medway Update – Dec 2019

Over the last few months the Council has been taking a close look at the use of herbicides on its greenspaces. As has been reported here, Medway Council does allow the use of herbicides by their contractor Norse. The chemicals are glyphosate based and used to control plant growth in a restricted and controlled way. … Continue reading Use of Herbicides in Medway Update – Dec 2019

Friends of Gillingham Park Litter Pick

The December Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 7th December at 10:00, meeting as usual at the Fireman's Memorial. Come kitted out in your Christmas hats, jumpers and attire. Prizes will be awarded to the most festively dressed! If you have any questions regarding the litter pick and in case of poor weather please … Continue reading Friends of Gillingham Park Litter Pick