Posted on September 16, 2011 by Jess kyle
The Nature’s Gym volunteers arrived to a Chinbrook Meadows that was bathed in glorious sunshine. It was a truly beautiful Autumnal morning and the perfect day to be outside. The group had plenty to do, from clearing bankside vegetation to pulling up nettles from the boardwalk. A few volunteers also braved the river to clear back some of the over hanging branches.
They managed to clear the overgrown pond and hopefully this work will bring it back to life with new and exciting creatures. The volunteers are planning to have another session in Chinbrook Meadows on 24 September 2011. If you are interested in taking part or finding out more information, please contact Lara Al-Jabi
Chinbrook Meadows was recently awarded a Green Flag for the sixth year. Green Flag awards recognise well-managed parks and open spaces that are there for all to enjoy. The Green Flag awards were launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. Even now it continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.
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Posted on August 22, 2011 by Jess kyle
Lewisham Parks win 11 Green Flags and 3 Green Flag Community Awards given to Community Groups
The Green Flag Community Award® (formally Green Pennant Award) is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups. The Award is part of the Green Flag Award® scheme, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces.
This year Devonshire Road Nature Reserve won the award for the fourth year running, Grove Park Nature reserve won it for the third year running and Grow Mayow in Mayow Park were successful at their first attempt in applying for the award! This is a fantastic achievement and everyone involved deserves massive congratulations.
Not forgetting the fantastic achievements of the parks. 11 sites were successful this year, a number of which were recieving them for at least the second time and one Mayow Park recieved it for the first time! The successful parks were Mayow Park, Sydenham Wells Park, Bellingham Green, Manor House Gardens, Hill Fields, Ladywell Fields, Chinbrook Meadows, Cornmill Gardens, Blackheath, Brookmill Park and Telegraph Hill Park.
Is you local Park the best in the UK?
You now have a chance to vote for your park in teh People’s Choice Awards. The People’s Choice Award is an annual online vote that gives the public the power to decide which one of the 1,290 parks or green spaces flying the Green Flag Award or Community Award this year, should be named the site of the year. All you need to do is visit www.greenflagaward.org.uk to register your vote. Select your region on our interactive map, find your favourite park or green space and click the ‘vote for this site’ button.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award winner closes at midday on Monday 12 September, and the winner will be announced on the 21 September. So get voting!!
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Posted on July 30, 2010 by Jess kyle
On 28th July 2010, London Borough of Lewisham celebrated their success in winning 12 Green Flags. Only City of Westminster (20), LB Haringay & LB Hilligdon (16) got more, so this really is a fantastic achievement. You can read more about the parks and how you can get involved in them here.
The lucky sites are; Deptford Park, Blackheath, Bellingham Green, Brookmill Park, Manor Park, Manor House Gardens, Chinbrook Meadows, Cornmill Gardens, Telegraph Hill, Ladywell Fields, Hill Fields and Sydenham Wells Park.
The London Borough Lewisham were also successful in winning 2 Green Penants for Grove Park & Devonshire Road
A massive congratulations to everyone involved.
You can read more about these prestigious awards here
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