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
Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 25-27 January and do something great for nature. Just choose an hour any time over the three days and enjoy time with nature counting birds in your garden or local park. It’s so easy to take part. An hour with the birds is a wonderful opportunity … Continue reading RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020
Come and join our January Litter Pick - no experience necessary and all welcome! Meet at the Fireman's Memorial near the Park Ave/Seaton Rd entrance at 10:00.
Are you local to Gillingham? Come along to Hillyfields Park on Saturday - it's a great opportunity to get outdoors, meet local people and help keep your area clean. No experience is necessary. Meet in the playground on Parr Avenue.
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
The next meeting of the Medway Urban Green Spaces Forum will take place on Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start. The meeting will be held at the Council Offices at Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR
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
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
Young native tree whips will be being planted on Saturday 18 January 2020 11am - 1pm in Cliffe Road park. Please come and lend a hand, bringing your friends and family to make our neighbourhood greener, cleaner and more pleasant for all. Gloves, boots and warm clothes recommended! Contact: 0777 922 1009
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