Category Archives: Save Our Green Spaces Campaign

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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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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New documents on saving open spaces available

The London Parks Green Spaces Forum has just uploaded three documents to help you protect your local parks and green spaces. *How to run a successful community campaign to save your open space * Planning toolkit for London’s parks and green infrastructure * Friends of … 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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Support Old Farm Park / anti sell-offs campaign at Weds 15th Council meeting

Petition to halt Old Farm Park sell-off plan goes to full Council meeting on July 15th. Please show your support!  The campaign to save open spaces from sell-off by the Council continues. Old Farm Park is ‘the big one’, in … Continue reading

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North Cray residents oppose public open space sell off.

Letter to local residents from the North Cray Residents Association Dear member This is to further update you on Bexley’s plan to possibly sell off two pieces of Highway land in North Cray:  that outside No. 95 The Grove and … Continue reading

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Save Our Green Spaces Campaign questions protection of trees

SOCSC raises Freedom of Information request to question the future of the trees in the parks earmarked for sale. Colin Rowland Head of Parks and Open Spaces London Borough of Bexley Dear Colin BEXLEY COUNCIL’S PROPOSED SALE OF 27 GREEN … Continue reading

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SOGS campaign seeks tree info and protection plans for threatened sites

The Save our Green Spaces Campaign group has submitted a Freedom of Information Request to Bexley Council (set out below) , asking for details of the many trees that occur on sites that the Council is considering for sale, and … Continue reading

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