You will be aware of Swanscombe Marshes and its recent notification as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – this recognises the sites national importance for its breeding birds, invertebrates, plants and geological features. As part of the process, Natural England, the government’s nature conservation agency, must formally consult on this notification, which runs until the 12th July, until it is officially designated. There is therefore an opportunity for organisations and individuals to support this.
The more people who can respond to the consultation and commend Natural England for taking this decision the better. We would be delighted if you could take ten minutes of your time to follow the guidance on Buglife’s page here www.buglife.org.uk/campaigns/save-swanscombe-marshes/tell-natural-england-that-you-want-the-swanscombe-peninsula-protected to support the notification. There are a number of steps to follow.
The RSPB is working closely with Buglife, the Kent Wildlife Trust and CPRE Kent to save Swanscombe Marshes and securing its designation is a critical step in this process.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete your own individual response in support of the SSSI designation.