Category Archives: Old Farm Park

Important parks survey – deadline extended to 6th May

Do get your Friends Group to respond to this survey as increasing numbers of parks come under threat ……. NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARKS AND GREEN SPACES The umbrella organisation amplifying the voices of the 5,000-strong Local Friends Groups’ movement throughout the … Continue reading

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Old Farm Park group eyes biodiversity improvements, as it emerges Council’s 12m strip won’t protect SINC area

Save Old Farm Park campaigners announced some time ago that they would be looking to increase the park’s wildlife value whether the sell-off of the eastern half by Bexley Council went ahead or not. We can report that some initial … Continue reading

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Final statutory consultation on sale of 4 green spaces – object by Jan 14th.

Bexley Council plans to sell Wilde Rd East, Wilde Rd West, West Street small park, and half of Old Farm Park in Sidcup for development. The final statutory consultation is now open and the Council’s website is now saying the deadline … Continue reading

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Councillor Craske, just how important do you think our SINCS are?

As previously reported on ‘BW’ we still don’t have an actual date, or even a target date, for Bexley Council to sign-off the Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation review, despite a written reply on the matter from Community Safety, Environment and Leisure … Continue reading

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Last chance to save the parks?

Last chance to object to park sell off if you haven’t already. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/openspaces2015 What I said. Jonathan Rooks. I put this same comment in all four boxes (each site) as none of them should be sold off. I object. Public … Continue reading

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Council consultation on selling off 4 specific open spaces. PLEASE RESPOND: deadline 18th September.

Following a ‘technical evaluation’ Bexley Council is pressing ahead with its plan for selling off 26 pieces of open space, and is running a public consultation on moving to dispose of the first four sites. The deadline is Friday 18th … Continue reading

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26 enjoy first ‘Bexley Wildlife’ social event

Twenty six people from a wide variety of conservation groups across Bexley (and beyond) came to our first social event at Bexley library last night (August 18th). Whilst something of an experiment, with the aim of mixing a ‘networking’ opportunity … Continue reading

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Old Farm Park wildlife photos

John Adams from the group campaigning to stop Bexley Council selling of half of Old Farm Park in Sidcup for housing has provided us with these photographs of wildlife from the site, three of which remind us of the value … Continue reading

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Open spaces sell-off – is Council trying to wrong-foot campaigners and take advantage of ‘summer lull’?

Decisions in principle to sell some sites – including Old Farm Park – to be taken as early as this week, as process moves faster than expected for 5 of Bexley’s parks and green spaces. Campaigners urged to attend meeting. … Continue reading

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