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Free #KeepBritainTidy Resources

Following some of the littering issues that have come about during the lockdown period and the subsequent relaxation of travel restrictions, Keep Britain Tidy have developed a range of free resources which can be printed or shared on Social Media.  Please click on the thumbnails below to open in a new tab: Images for A4 … Continue reading Free #KeepBritainTidy Resources

Friends of Horsted Valley

With the support of Medway Council, Kent Wildlife Trust and Medway Urban Park & Green Spaces Forum the Friends of Horsted Valley have re-established their Friends group with the aim to protect and enhance the Valley while conserving the natural environment and public green spaces, both for current and future generations. They would like to … Continue reading Friends of Horsted Valley

Friends of Vinall Park AGM – Wed 10 Jun 2020 7pm on ZOOM

The new Friends of Vinall Park Group plan to have a ZOOM meeting on-line for their first AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 10 June at 7pm. They will briefly discuss the aims/objectives and setup/membership of the Friends Group, vote for the Constitution that has recently been completed and the Officers that will take responsibility … Continue reading Friends of Vinall Park AGM – Wed 10 Jun 2020 7pm on ZOOM

Beginners Guide to Bumblebee identification – Online Course: Sat 6 Jun 2020

Join a fun online beginner’s course on Saturday 6th June between 10am and 12:30pm. The course, organised by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, will cover the identification of our most common bumblebee species and introduce the ecology and lifecycle of these iconic creatures. They will also introduce a few of the rarer bumblebees that call Kent … Continue reading Beginners Guide to Bumblebee identification – Online Course: Sat 6 Jun 2020

Notes from an Urban Greenspace #15

Passing the wild foxtail grass growing by the side of the old off-road car park on the Esplanade recently, I remembered my grandmother’s game of “grandfather, grandfather, jump out of bed”. She’d pick a foxtail grass, pinch the flowering grass head a few millimetres from the bottom to separate it, then pop it back putting … Continue reading Notes from an Urban Greenspace #15

International Biodiversity Day

Friday 22nd May 2020 is International Biodiversity Day and we'd like to invite you celebrate with us by sharing an image (or many images) of the wildlife in your local urban spaces. If you're able to get out for a walk, take a picture of something enthusiastically growing through a crack in the pavement, clinging … Continue reading International Biodiversity Day

Medway Council update 13 May 2020

The government last night issued new guidance on going outside - from today, people are allowed to spend more time outdoors. They will be able to go to parks and beaches to sunbathe, have a picnic and go fishing Outdoor sports courts can reopen, including tennis and basketball courts as well as golf courses People … Continue reading Medway Council update 13 May 2020