Category Archives: Wyncham Stream

Environment Forum submits FOI request on wildlife site management

Request for basic information unanswered after 3 months. Group resorts to FOI request so it can talk to Councillors about ongoing management problems in relation to wildlife.    Those readers who have been involved in Bexley Natural Environment Forum, or … Continue reading

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Friends of the Shuttle takes another step forward

Friends of the Shuttle was set up on the 9 May 2013 to protect and enhance the ecology and biodiversity of the River Shuttle.  This was made possible thanks to very generous financial help from Thames 21 which enabled the group to buy … Continue reading

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FotS announces additional events for Shuttle and Danson

Friends of the Shuttle, the environmental/wildlife action group for the River Shuttle, Wyncham Stream and Danson Park (the water from the lake flows into the Shuttle in Bexley Park Woods) has announced a number of additional events for the next … Continue reading

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Environment Forum seeks to get to root causes of poor site management. Request for underlying plans yet to be answered.

Bexley Natural Environment Forum has become increasingly exasperated with the way may open spaces in the Borough have been managed, the lack of biodiversity awareness and joined-up thinking and the obvious potential for enhancing the wildlife value of sites whilst … Continue reading

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FotS cleans Shuttle and Wyncham in rain and wake of Council’s ‘extreme maintenance’

At FotS’ latest litter pick yesterday [Thursday 26th Feb] along the Hollyoak Wood section of the Shuttle and the adjoining Wyncham stream, volunteers worked stoically in pouring rain to extract 16 bags of rubbish, two safes and assorted bits of … Continue reading

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Provisional checklist and account of Bexley mammals published at ‘Bexley Wildlife’ website

Mammals as a group are poorly recorded in London and their distribution is not well understood, partly because many species are small and largely nocturnal. Information about the status of mammal species in Bexley is limited and widely scattered. In … Continue reading

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Residents revolt over Council ‘carnage’ on banks of Wyncham Stream. New row as Council describes heavy-handed management of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation as ‘tree maintenance’.

Bexley Council is once again under scrutiny for an apparently budget-driven ‘scorched earth’ approach to vegetation management. Complaints from residents about the severity of an operation last week along the Wyncham stream, a tributary of the Shuttle, where it flows between Brookend … Continue reading

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