Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust reserve) update and workdays

Work continues at the excellent new London Wildlife Trust reserve at Braeburn Park, 5 minutes up the road from Crayford railway station, and opposite Hall Place, on the south side of the railway line.

Reserve manager Shaun Marriott writes:

Regular Braeburn dates are starting again next week. There has been less of a presence there for about a month because of various commitments elsewhere, but a colleague ran a number of very successful corporate workdays here two weeks ago and achieved a great deal. Also, a contractor carried out grassland mowing at the top area. After a very long delay we finally have a new, large tool store on site, so this should now mean that local volunteers can begin to take more ‘ownership’ of the site and not rely on me shipping them onto and off site each workday.

The following management sessions have been scheduled for the next few weeks:

Friday October 30th

  • Felling sycamore trees to open up the face of the Site of Special Scientific Interest-designated former quarry cliff face
  • Clearing scrub

Wednesday 3rd November

  • Clearing buddleia, bramble and other excessive scrub, burning on site fire

Friday 6th November

  • Clearing buddleia, bramble and other scrub, burning on site fire
  • Reserves inspection – boundaries, paths, steps, etc

Thursday 12th November

  • Scrub clearance,  tree work, burning on site fires.

Friday 13th November

  • Scrub clearance, tree work, site fires to burn cut scrub
  • Cut back willow growth in willow carr area

To get involved, contact Shaun at so that arrangements can be made to fill in essential contact details and health and safety paperwork.

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