Donna Zimmer, with Barry Wright, has created this brilliant film showing just why Swanscombe Marshes is such a special place and needs to be protected. If you haven’t been there yet, then this will entice you down there. Personally, having visited quite often this year, its made me realise what I have missed! Please enjoy […]
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An online meeting was recently held by Kent County Council with guest speakers. It will be available on Youtube until friday 29th January 2021, on this link https://youtu.be/4PCkb8DLgQc . If you want to pick out individual speakers rather than hear the whole meeting, the running times within the recording are: · 00:00:00 Opening speech from the […]
During lockdown we have occasionally walked to Gravesend Promenade for a bit of bird watching. In previous blog posts I have written about the black-headed gulls that have been colour ringed. The last few weeks have seen an explosion of colours – with blue, white and yellow ringed birds. So here is a collection of […]
St Mary’s Church in Lower Higham is my top favourite church. Apparently a church was present before the Norman Conquest but, starting with the Normans, it has been altered many times since. It is now “redundant” and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. I have never known it to be closed. But it […]
I’ve just read the recent post about caterpillars and thought you would like to hear our story about mullein moth caterpillars. Last year, before lock down, we bought a mullein plant from Lullingstone Roman villa. Mullein is part of our native British flora, sadly not so often seen now in our world of highly intensive […]
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.