Leader’s Notes

Notes and thoughts from the group leader.

Oct 242018

Two of our group members visited Cliffe Pools recently and they report that, after parking in the RSPB car park at the bottom of Salt Lane, they were refused entry to the reserve by workmen. I have contacted the RSPB Reserve Office and they have supplied me with the following information. Dumping of rubbish on […]

 Posted by on 24 October 2018 at 9:34 pm
Aug 162018
Some News - And Bits and Pieces.

During lunch, at our recent trip to Sevenoaks Reserve, Derek introduced the topic of the proposed Swanscombe Recommended Marine Conservation Zone (as you do!). If, like me, you thought that Marine Conservation Zones are all about dolphins and sea horses, then think again! The Thames, between Greenhithe and Swanscombe (Broadness Point) has been proposed as […]

 Posted by on 16 August 2018 at 10:06 pm
Jun 102018
More about our Minsmere Trip

Despite all of our binoculars and telescopes we didn’t spend all of our time at Minsmere looking upwards for birds! The reserve is also a special place for plants and many species of insects. It would have been a shame not to have seen some of these. As Steve wrote in his report we found […]

 Posted by on 10 June 2018 at 11:17 pm
Apr 202018

This year the Gravesend Regatta will take place on 16 & 17 June on Gordon’s Promenade. This is a great opportunity for the group to meet members of the public and raise awareness of conservation issues. The Gravesend RSPB group will at the Regatta and we are looking for some help and volunteers. Our theme […]

 Posted by on 20 April 2018 at 9:36 pm
Apr 142018
Lodge Hill - make your voice count

Lodge Hill, the most important site for Nightingales in the UK, is once again under threat from a new housing development.  We need your help again to save it. Medway Council’s new public consultation runs from 16 March to 11 May 2018. Please go to the RSPB campaign site and take a couple of minutes […]

 Posted by on 14 April 2018 at 10:18 pm
Feb 262018
Cliffe Pools Clean Up

On Saturday morning Karrie, Peter and I joined the event organised by RSPB Volunteer, David Saunders, to clean up the foreshore at Cliffe Pools.  Thankfully it was a beautifully sunny day but there was a definite chill in the air.  We organised ourselves into small groups and drove out to the sea wall.  The temperature […]

 Posted by on 26 February 2018 at 11:19 pm
Nov 112017
Thank you

Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the Reserve. “Thank you all for your help on Saturday.   I am sorry you all got so wet, but hope you had fun nevertheless. I’m glad you had a good […]

Oct 222017
40th anniversary evening

On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB Chief Executive Mike Clarke, who was our special guest speaker, as well as guests from the RSPB South East Regional office, Northward Hill RSPB reserve and Bexley, Sevenoaks and Medway […]