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 […]
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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.
Many of you will have passed by “The Warren” – the steep slope along Valley Drive by Livingstone Road shops in Gravesend. But how many of you have stopped to explore this small open area of grassland? The grassland is sympathetically managed to encourage meadow plants and now would be a good time to visit. […]
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 […]
Very interesting day yesterday (20th July). In the morning I received an email from Jeff and Ann. Amongst the birds that Jeff has been recording in his part of Gravesend during lockdown were sightings of linnets. He wrote “[these] are the first I’ve seen mating in this area since 7th May 1998, when a pair […]