New Spring, new trees, new paths

We organised our first bulb planting session back in 2003. Now, with planting sessions taking place every winter, the park looks glorious at this time of year.

Glendale and their contractors have been busy renovating our paths and planting replacement trees in the park. The path that runs along the line of poplars on the upper end of the football area will be greatly improved and appreciated by all park users when complete.

 

Renovated paths

More of the paths in Chinbrook Meadows will soon be resurfaced. Last year the worst patches near the river were worked on but, over the next few weeks, the path that runs along beside the line of poplars, uphill from the football pitches, will be repaired. It means the path will be out of bounds for 3-4 weeks but I know many walkers and joggers will be really pleased to see this work carried out.

Partnership

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.stone-loach-found-in-quaggy