Category Archives: Parks

Sidcup Community Garden February 2017

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Now Bexley rips out mature shrub beds

Mature shrubs in Bexley parks and verges are not just being cut back to the ground to save having to do any more trimming for a few years, but are being dug up completely. Two of the latest cases involve … Continue reading

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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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Will Bexley council compensate local residents for fall in their property values?

With Government and Mayor of London research demonstrating a 5-7% premium for properties adjacent to parks, local residents will be facing a fall in their property values when Bexley’s Conservatives build on our parks. What will Bexley Council do about … Continue reading

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GLA election an opportunity to press case for parks and open spaces

The London Parks and Green Spaces Forum, in conjunction with the London Green Spaces Friends Groups Network, is calling on Friends groups and the wider public to use the upcoming London elections to speak out for London’s parks and green … Continue reading

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Sidcup Garden Project Nov/Dec 15 Newsletter

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Danson Lake Clean-up Tomorrow

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Sidcup Garden Project dates for the rest of 2015

Rob Leitch writes of Saturday’s session in the Garden and future plans. Thanks to all those who were able to join the Sidcup Garden Project yesterday morning – it was another successful session. As has been previously mentioned, correspondence for … Continue reading

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Dr. Livingstone moment at Danson as early Shoveler plays tricks on the mind

Yesterday’s trip to Danson Park (Sept 18th) was prompted both by news of baby Newts trying to exit the Old English Garden pond (see separate post) and also Ian Stewart’s London Bird Club wiki report of a pair of Gadwall … Continue reading

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