I’ve been sent this link to Planetpod by the RSPB. An excellent Podcast about the richness and value of Swanscombe Marshes and its mosaics of habitat. It’s well worth a listen. https://theplanetpod.com/save-swanscombe-marshes/ As always, I’d encourage everyone to sign the Petition, which (as I write) stands at 15,078. It would be great […]
We have received the following summary from the RSPB, detailing their response to the public consultation on the plans for development at Swanscombe. “The Swanscombe Peninsula is an outstanding mosaic of mostly undesignated grasslands, wetlands, scrub, inter-tidal habitats and brownfield features supporting a nationally important assemblage of invertebrates and a rich birdlife. The range and breadth […]
Due to the restrictions earlier this year the usual council run spring litter pick had to be cancelled. However, working in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, the council are promoting litter picks in the borough between 11th to 27th September 2020. You can apply to arrange or join an arranged group, or simply pledge […]
Buglife.org, one of the RSPB’s Conservation partners in the fight to save Swanscombe Marshes, has set up a new 38 Degrees Petition. It has only been open a few days and so far over 800 people have signed, but it would be great if everyone who feels that the area needs protection from this […]
If you are having problems navigating to the correct place on the London Resort Website, to give your comments, this link should help.Over 3,400 people have responded so far. https://consultation.londonresort.info/surveys/50 Click on the link, then scroll all the way down to the red box near the bottom of the page.
Many of you will have received a public consultation leaflet through the post regarding this development. To find out more about the whole development, take a look at www.londonresort.info. Although precise information is not currently available, the overview of the project is set out. You can also sign up for email updates. Feedback […]
I have been aware for several years (thanks to Malcolm and Sally) that Kent is a key area in the UK for stag beetles, and that in a lot of the country they are extinct. However, I have no recollection of seeing one in my garden but I did find a lesser stag beetle the other […]
We’ve been hearing about potential building development at Conyer for years. It seems it is now moving forward with an application for 24 dwellings together with associated infrastructure, open space, landscaping, access works and bird viewing tower. The area has breeding turtle dove and nightingale, along with a host of other species which are there […]