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A message from the Friends of Brockley & Ladywell Cemteries

 

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Dear Friends and colleagues,

BROCKLEY AND LADYWELL CEMETERIES OPEN DAY –  9th JULY

The Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries (FoBLC) is this year celebrating the 10th anniversary of its formation.  Over the last few years FoBLC has held an Open Day within the cemetery to promote this beautiful, peaceful and historic Victorian landscape – leading tours of the cemetery, mounting an exhibition giving information on the history of the cemetery, its memorials, famous persons interred there, current and future conservation work, its flora and fauna. We also sell refreshments and publications. The aim is to enable visitors to gain an insight into the history of the cemetery, discover its beauty and its importance to the Brockley and Ladywell environs.

This year, in conjunction with Lewisham Borough Council, we are planning to hold a larger and more widely publicised event on Sunday 9th July (from 11 am to 4.30 pm) and we would like to invite other local community and charity groups to participate by having stalls providing information on their activities and an opportunity  to raise funds.

The intention will be to provide a space for a stall (3m x 3m max), where participating groups can put up a gazebo and a table to display appropriate information.  Stall holders will need to provide their own gazebos, table, chairs etc. and due to the nature of the site should have suitable public liability insurance in place.

Currently we are finalising details with Lewisham regarding the event, but to help us with our planning, we would really appreciate it if you could let us know by 1st June  if, on a without commitment basis, you would be interested in taking part in our event.

 


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The new 3 Rivers Clean Up blog is now live!

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The new 3RCU blog is now live

The first 3RCU took place in 2008 with the main aim to control the growth of Himalayan Balsam along the rivers. Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native plant that spreads quickly, clogging up river banks and reducing biodiversity. It shades and crowds native species and causes riverbank erosion, leading to an increase in the risk of flooding.

Now in its ninth year the 3RCU has largely brought the Himalayan Balsam under control.  This success has given partners more time to focus on other activities to restore rivers to attract wildlife. It has also allowed volunteers the chance to discover, learn about and enjoy their rivers, and to take pride and ownership of them.

The project now has a new blog with lots of information about the project and how you can get involved.  We would love to see you at one of our events, so keep an eye out of the next few weeks for more details about exact dates and locations.

In the meantime there are a number of ways in which you can contact the 3 Rivers Clean Up partnership.  For individual organisations involved please see the Partners Page.  Alternatively you can email the organising team, visit their Facebook page or even send them a tweet.