The Parks in Lewisham are managed under contract through Glendale Grounds Management. They work closely with the London Borough of Lewisham to improve the quality of our Parks and Open Spaces. The Greenscene department oversees the management of parks by Glendale, and directly manages nature conservation sites, allotments and other open spaces. A number of these parks also have Friends Groups, which is a great way for you to get inolved in your local site.
Glendale Nature Conservation Officer
Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer, Judith Watling, provides volunteer activities such as Nature’s Gym, community conservation events and school sessions in the local parks by working closely with Lewisham’s Nature Conservation Officer. Other responsibilities include providing advice, assisting with management plans and helping with the Green Flag submissions.
The Bird Champion project is run by Glendale Grounds Management and bird champion volunteers. It aims to survey the park for different species and involve the park users in the park’s biodiversity. A bird feeder is placed in a suitable location in the park and a delegated park user (The Bird Champion/s) will regularly fill the bird feeder and monitor and record the different species and their numbers. The collated data (see below) will show the abundance and diversity of the park’s bird species and give insight to any changes needed in the parks management practices. The information will also support the Lewisham Biodiversity Action Plans for the Song thrush, House sparrow and Black redstart.
If you are interested in becoming a bird champion in your local park, please contact Judith Watling Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer.
Bird Champion Data
If you would like up to date information on the Bird Champion date, please contact Jess Kyle who would be happy to send it to you.