Posted on August 29, 2012 by Jess kyle
Concerned about your local environment? Ever wondered what lies behind those gates on Dacres Road? If you are interested in protecting nature on your doorstep, you could think about becoming a Friend of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve.
The site in the Winter
Dacres Wood is a fantastic spot that could really benefit from a Friends group to help fulfil its potential. We are therefore seeking local people to help us explore ways in which we can encourage greater access and use, whilst ensuring wildlife is protected. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to an Open Day at the site so you can find out more about this protected green space in your neighbourhood. There will be an opportunity to walk around the site and find out about its history and ecology. Afterwards you are invited to join us in a discussion about what potentially could be achieved here with your support.
So please come along on Saturday 8th September 2012 between 2-3pm for a wander around the site and 3-4pm for the discussion meeting. Refreshments will be available.
Please contact Jess Kyle if you have any questions.
Dacres Wood Field Centre
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Posted on July 19, 2011 by Jess kyle
Reading the fantastic Brockley Central Blog I came across this article and felt that we should spread the word on this blog too.
The Deptford Railway Meadow Association is a local residents group who are hoping to turn a local area of land owned by Network Rail into a wildlife meadow. They’re looking for new members and would love you to join them. Frances from the group writes:
We’re a friendly group of local people who got together in 2010 to manage a rough piece of land located at the crossroads of Lucas Street and Thornville Street, SE8. The land belongs to Network Rail and is directly over a railway cutaway. Because it’s over a tunnel the land has all sorts of restrictions as it can’t have too much weight put on it, can’t have trees with big roots on it and has no water source. This means there will never be buildings or allotments there, and for Network Rail’s insurance reasons, the site can’t have animals (such as horses) or permanent open access to the public.
But it’s not all bad news! Network Rail are happy to let responsible local residents use the land as a managed and beautiful wildlife meadow. We hope the site will become a haven for meadow plants and (now endangered) bees, butterflies and bugs and that it will, over time, become a visual treat for passers-by.
Plans are afoot for local groups to use the meadow for wildlife education too. Future plans include bee hives, bird and bat boxes and possibly outdoor sculpture of some kind.
We’d love you to join us. We have friendly local meetings, and volunteer days when people turn out to tend the meadow. It’s a great way to meet your neighbours! You don’t have to become a member to come along and help, but if you would like to it’s £5 per year per adult.
If you’d like to get involved, please drop us a line and we’ll connect you
With thanks to Brockley Central for the original article.
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Posted on January 18, 2011 by Jess kyle
DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL NATURE RESERVE AND HAVE A SAY ABOUT WHAT IMPROVEMENTS COULD BE MADE?
Then please feel free to join, The Friend’s of Grove Park Nature Reserve at their quarterly meeting on 26th January 2011 at 7pm in the Ringway Centre.
Everyone with an interest in their local nature reserve is welcome!
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Posted on October 4, 2010 by Jess kyle
Successful Bid to the Mayor’s Fund brings improvements to Burnt Ash Pond
After an unsuccessful attempt at applying for an Awards for All grant, the Burnt Ash Pond Friends, were finally successful with a bid to the Mayor’s Fund. This fund is intended to help wards make improvements that cannot be delivered through the existing Localities Fund.
- It may be used as ‘seed’ funding to attract other sources of finance.
- It will support chosen assembly priorities for each ward.
- It will help each assembly to make decisions and bring about change.
The Burnt Ash Pond application for funding was supported at the local assembly meeting and were lucky enough to win £4,000 to make improvements to the reserve. These improvements include;
- Fingerboard signs to direct people to the reserve.
- A pond dipping platform to enable children and others to access the water’s edge more safely.
- A purpose-built compost area to assist volunteers with the management of the pond.
- A new brick housing for the water supply, hose and associated attachment to enable the topping up of the pond when necessary.
The money will also pay for tools & materials to facilitate more education activities reserve. It is hoped that in the long run, local schools will use the site without the need of an officer, and take more ‘ownership’ of it.
If you are interested in helping in the suture management of Burnt Ash Pond or just take an interest in this local greenspace, why not join the Friends? If you are interested please contact Jess Kyle
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