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.
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.
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’
Please see link which will direct you to information on how to vote:-