A new piece of kit to help young trees get established. A bit of a workout to wheel it through from the pavilion end to the orchard but well worth it.
Friends of Chinbrook Meadows’ next quarterly meeting will be held on;
Monday 11th July at 7pm
at The Ringway Centre, Baring Rd SE120DS.
This meeting is open to all local park users, please come along and share your ideas or concerns
This scheme has been planned for several years and now has the go-ahead so Thames 21, who are managing the plan, are wanting to share information and hear people’s opinions and concerns. Look out for further information about consultation opportunities soon.
Here is some information from Thames 21
The project was identified by members of the local community, who noticed a foul smell coming from Grove Park Ditch, which runs south of the railway line. To improve the water quality of the ditch – and subsequently the River Quaggy because the ditch feeds into the Quaggy – the ditch’s flow will be diverted through a series of wetland ponds. Not only will this help to treat the pollution, but it will also create a place for people to connect with nature through the bridges, paths and interpretation boards that will be present throughout the site, and it will importantly provide new important wetland habitat for wildlife.
We are hoping to run several events in the park over the summer to raise awareness of the project and listen to people’s suggestions and concerns. During these events, we also want to provide volunteering opportunities through activities like water quality testing and insect surveys (as well as planting in the later stages of the project).
Our suggested dates will hopefully be approved soon by the Park Managers, at which point we can let you know when the events will be happening if you are interested – so please do send an email to me at email@example.com to register your interest. Please also feel free to share this around with anyone else you think would be interested.
It is coming up to the end of the month and our regular work session in Chinbrook Meadows.
Time for litter picking and orchard weeding. All welcome. Meet at the cafe 11am or find us in the orchard (through the tunnel) till 1pm. Tools provided. All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.
We are having the first meeting for a while. Please come along if you love our park and want to hear about what’s going on or want to bring new ideas to the group. Everyone welcome
Meeting to be held at; The Ringway Centre, Baring Rd, SE12 0DS Time; 6.30-8.00pm
Lewisham Council want to gather people’s views about play. There is an opportunity to contribute to the consultation up to 25th March, so getting going and voice your opinions.
Whether you want to improve your fitness, meet new people, give something back to help improve our wonderful park or just get some fresh air, come and do a little work with us. There is always plenty to do. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult and we have tools to lend you.
First session of the year is Saturday 29th January 11-1. meet at the park. Look under “Future Events” for other dates
Many will have heard the sad news that the amazing anti-apartheid and human rights campaigner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, died recently, aged 90. It is with great pride that we remember his visit to open the Peace Garden in Chinbrook Meadows in the summer of 2009
Archbishop Tutu lived with his family in Chinbrook Road for a few years in the 1970s and so it seemed fitting that we should commemorate this and celebrate his life and work with a garden dedicated to peace. The project was initiated by Cllr Suzannah Clarke who lived in his former home and with help from; a grant, local community groups, Glendale, Lewisham Council and garden designer, Chris Beardshaw the garden materialised and continues to be much visited.
A number of personal tributes have been left in the Peace Garden over recent days to acknowledge and remember Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s tremendous contribution to the world.
On Friday 31st December a small group of peace campaigners will meet at the Tutu Peace Garden to pay tribute, to make statements, share music and read poems. All welcome.
It won’t surprise you to hear that a lot of paint was needed for Chinbrook Meadows’ wonderful mural and Artmongers still need all the help they can get to recover the full cost.
Please contribute if you are able. Here is the just giving link;