Category Archives: Thames21

Criminals perpetrate Thames Road Wetland fly-tipping outrage

Around 37 sacks of rubble, thick-sheet foam insulation board fragments and other rubbish have been fly-tipped very close to a patch of rare plant on Bexley Council-owned land at the far east end of Thames Road Wetland, some time between 11th … Continue reading

Posted in Bexley Council, Environment, Fly-tipping, Thames21 | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Criminals perpetrate Thames Road Wetland fly-tipping outrage

Thames21 team tackles two fly-tipping incidents by Thames Road Wetland

Local Thames21 staff and volunteers have recently been tackling two ugly fly-tipping incidents adjacent to Thames Road Wetland, with a third yet to be sorted out. The second, and largest, of these might have been avoided had Bexley Council acted … Continue reading

Posted in Bexley Council, Fly-tipping, River Wansunt, Thames Road Wetland, Thames21 | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Thames21 team tackles two fly-tipping incidents by Thames Road Wetland

Thames21 removes 132 car tyres from land by Cray and upgrades pollution trap at Thames Road Wetland

The Thames21 team were in action again on 15th March 2017, making a positive difference to the local environment. Staff member Joanna Barton led a group of three volunteers, between them extricating 132 fly-tipped car tyres from land along By-way … Continue reading

Posted in Cray Riverkeepers, Environment, River Cray, Thames Road Wetland, Thames21 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Thames21 removes 132 car tyres from land by Cray and upgrades pollution trap at Thames Road Wetland

Thames21 and St. Paul’s Academy make Great British Spring Clean impact

Thames Road Wetland, the River Wansunt and the Cray along By-way 105 benefitted from the efforts of Thames21 and St. Paul’s Academy in Greenwich on March 5th, as 19 bags of rubbish (including separated recyclables), wooden pallets, items of clothing, electrical equipment … Continue reading

Posted in Litter, River Cray, Thames Road Wetland, Thames21, Volunteering | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Thames21 and St. Paul’s Academy make Great British Spring Clean impact

Bringing Thamesmead’s canals back to life – new project off to flying start

The Thamesmead Canal Habitat Enhancement Project is a partnership between the waterways charity Thames21, Peabody and Bexley Borough focusing on enhancing the canal system – which has problems with littering and the invasive alien species Floating Pennywort – through offering professionally … Continue reading

Posted in Rivers, Thames21, Thamesmead | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bringing Thamesmead’s canals back to life – new project off to flying start

Thames21 seeks help with World Wetlands Day event at Thames Road Wetland, and Cray river bank restoration work, during February

The Thames21 waterways team for the River Cray has announced four February events. There will be two sessions at Thames Road Wetland. The first, on Wednesday February 1st, is timed to tie in with World Wetlands day http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/  The second … Continue reading

Posted in Cray Riverkeepers, River Cray, Thames21 | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Thames21 seeks help with World Wetlands Day event at Thames Road Wetland, and Cray river bank restoration work, during February

Harvest Mice – first images of this London rarity in Bexley

Nests of of Harvest Mice (Micronomys minutus) , the UK’s smallest rodent, were first found at Thames Road Wetland in 2014, when 7 were discovered in the course of vegetation management work. None were located in 2015, but another three … Continue reading

Posted in Bexley, Biodiversity Action Plan, Harvest Mouse, Mammals, Raptors, Recording, Reedbeds, SINC, Thames Road Wetland, Thames21 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thames21 River Cray and Thames Road Wetland events for Nov-Dec 2016

See schedule below. All welcome. Learn new skills. Meet new people. See interesting wildlife. Download the PDF file .  

Posted in River Cray, Thames Road Wetland, Thames21, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Floating Pennywort removal at Sidcup Golf Club

A good sized team of around 30 from a selection of groups, including Sidcup Golf Club, Thames21 and North West Kent Countryside Partnership, turned up to the  event this morning for invasive plant removal, organised and led by Friends of … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of the Shuttle, River Shuttle, Sidcup Golf Course, Thames21 | Comments Off on Floating Pennywort removal at Sidcup Golf Club

Circling Buzzard is highlight of Thames Road Wetland visit

A Buzzard seen very high over Stanham Farm as I walked along RiverCray By-way 105 towards Thames Road Wetland, was the avian highlight of a visit to the site yesterday afternoon (March 3rd). After slowly circling for a while, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bird watching, Thames Road Wetland, Thames21 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment