GPCG is one of six London candidates in the People’s Millions 2013 competition where we have a chance to win £50,000 for our Shed Heaven project. The vote takes place on 21 November 2013 and you can vote up to 10 times!
The number will be available at People’s Millions and in the Daily Mirror as well as ITV Regional and early evening news on the day. For more information you can visit their Facebook page or the Ringway Centre.
Go on be an Angel and vote for Shed Heaven on 27th November 2013!
It appears as though that the knowledge of the greatness of the Nature’s Gym services is being spread far and wide and we have had a special request to go to a site in Grove Park. When the programme was developed last year 15th March was always TBC because we were unsure that there would be enough work there. It appears there isn’t, so our talents are going to be utilised elsewhere! Therefore on 15th March we will now be at Grove Park nature reserve and not Dacres Wood. See below for a map of the location.
A number of you will have been here before when we planted the orchard, or even further back when we planted up the new pond.
The Friends of Grove Park are happy to announce the launch of their new audio guide. This will take place on Saturday 16 July from 12pm-3pm. The lead you around the reserve, stopping at certain points, where you will learn more information. This has only been made achievable through the hard work and dedication of the Friends and Stephen Kenny.
DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL NATURE RESERVE AND HAVE A SAY ABOUT WHAT IMPROVEMENTS COULD BE MADE?
Contact Jess Kyle for more information on how to get involved.
Grove Park Nature Reserve, situated across the railway from Hither Green Cemetery, contains a good variety of habitats, including the only substantial area of grassland with a calcareous influence in the borough. These habitats support a wide diversity of plants and animals, including a number of locally rare species. The reserve is greatly appreciated by many local people, whether walking their dogs, picking blackberries and plums, or quietly enjoying a peaceful wild space. Local schools make good use of the site for educational visits.
Grove Park nature reseve has a very active ‘Friends’ Group, but they are always looking for more help. The group has been very successful at winning funding to help improve the reserve and this has helped towards their success in winning a Green Pennant for the last two years.
If you have any skills that you think may benefit the reserve and/or you fancy getting involved in any way, please email Jess Kyle or call 020 8314 2119.