Saturday 18th February 11.00-1.00
We will be working to complete the weeding and pruning of our orchard trees on Saturday 18th February. Come and join us. Meet at the cafe at 11am or join us under the railway bridge at the orchard.
Never mind those new year’s resolutions to go to the gym, come to Chinbrook Meadows Saturday 7th January 11.00 -13.00 Get your workout by helping in our apple orchard – pruning and weeding in the fresh air, what could be better! Meet at the cafe or join us through the tunnel at the orchard.
We had a great few hours; ChART, Thames 21 and FOCM, working together in the park. Lawrence and Vic from Thames 21 set up a stall to discuss the designs and plans for the new Sustainable Drainage Scheme with local people.( You can find the SUDS designs under the Natural History heading) Meanwhile Friends of Chinbrook Meadows and ChART got together to paddle in the Quaggy and do some pond dipping with park users. The biggest excitement of the day for me was catching a stone loach, the biggest I have ever seen in our part of the river. Just so as you don’t think I am spinning the usual fisherman’s yarn here is a picture of it with a handy 10p for comparison.
Our project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative! Vote for us to win the top prize in store!
You can vote in Tesco stores 26 Sept – 9 Oct to help us secure a Tesco Bags of Help grant
It is time to vote for your favourite Green Flag awarded park, for the ‘Peoples Choice Award’
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We need all the help we can get! Nature’s Gym, ChART Big Local and Friends of Chinbrook Meadows will be getting together on Saturday 10th September to clear the northern end pond. Please come and join us
We will be working from 11-2. Meet us at the cafe or find us in the park
It’s great to be exploring our pond once more. Even though it is very overgrown at the moment, with all the recent rain, there was plenty to dip our nets in and we were well rewarded.
We had water scorpion
and young newts
sticklebacks, snails, leeches, shrimps, water boatmen, pond skaters, water louse and all kinds of larvae.
Some of the group got wading for a thorough litter pick and others enjoyed exploring the pond life