Lewisham DWP help out with the 3 Rivers Clean UP

A merry bunch of eager volunteers from the Lewisham branch of DWP came out on a wade today as part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up.  16 of us waded from Ladywell Fields to Catford and managed to pull out 10 bags of rubbish, a bin and a trolley.  The trolley came in very handy when we … Continue reading Lewisham DWP help out with the 3 Rivers Clean UP

Ravensbourne Catchment Improvement Plan

The River The river Ravensbourne rises, 4 miles south of Bromley town centre at Caesar's Well in Keston.  It then flows through the London Boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich where it then joins the River Thames at Deptford, where its 1/2 mile muddy tidal reach is known as Deptford Creek.  The Ravensbourne is 11 miles (17 km) … Continue reading Ravensbourne Catchment Improvement Plan

Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park

As part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up the Nature's Gym volunteers cleared part of the River Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park.  Their work involved picking up litter and pulling up Himalayan Balsam.  Himalayan Balsam is one of a number of invasive species that you can find along our rivers.  This one however is easy to … Continue reading Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park

Nature’s Gym Programme July-September 2015

Please see attached the Nature's Gym programme for July-September 2015.  I hope there is something in there that you will enjoy! Please be aware that there are quite a few sessions that involve wearing waders and working in the river. At these sessions, we can not guarantee that there will be any work available on … Continue reading Nature’s Gym Programme July-September 2015

RaP Walk Sunday 24th August

The next Rivers and People walk will take place on Sunday 24 August at 2.00 pm. The walk goes from Catford Bridge station to Ladywell Station via Ladywell Fields and will look at the naturalised sections of the Ravensbourne river and other aspects of this green space, once part of the Kent countryside. We will … Continue reading RaP Walk Sunday 24th August

River Ravensbourne catchment improvement plan

The Catchment Improvement Plan is an initiative being led by Thames 21 and supported by several partners, including Lewisham Council, to encourage those with an interest in their local rivers to express their views and have a say about the future of the River Pool, the River Quaggy and the River Ravensbourne. The project has … Continue reading River Ravensbourne catchment improvement plan

London Bubble & Rivers and People

On 16th September the London Bubble Theatre Company and Rivers & People held and evening with artists, singers and storytellers.  They presented an eclectic array of performances to celebrate the regeneration of Ladywell Fields.  Inspired by the flora, fauna and river life which inhabits the park, and performed by local artists (and dogs) who enjoy the facilities and … Continue reading London Bubble & Rivers and People

London Bubble Theatre Group present a celebration of Ladywell Fields and the River Ravensbourne

On the evening of 16 September, artists, singers and storytellers we present an eclectic array of performances to celebrate the regeneration of Ladywell Fields.  Inspired by the flora, fauna and river life which inhabits the park, and performed by local artists (and dogs) who enjoy the facilities and picnic spots along the river. Travel advice The performance … Continue reading London Bubble Theatre Group present a celebration of Ladywell Fields and the River Ravensbourne