Friends of the Shuttle

River Shuttle,  Wyncham Stream and Parish Wood Park pond

FotS volunteers meet at various points along the River Shuttle to clear litter from the channel and keep it clear for wildlife and for those who enjoy walking along its banks. But FotS are involved in more than just litter picking. Their important work also includes river enhancements, wildlife walks and surveying, removal of invasive species and talking to the general public about what the River Shuttle has to offer. FotS has also done work on the wildlife pond at Parish Wood park.

Volunteers are able to learn new practical skills, see a part of Bexley Borough that they may not have yet discovered, enjoy some fresh air and exercise, and all in the company of very friendly, like-minded people. There is of course always the promise of tea and biscuits at the end of every event, an essential element of all conservation work.

Danson Park and lake

Having led two very successful and well-attended Danson lake clean-up operations with volunteers in summer 2014 and early 2015, FoTS has expanded its operations and is also now running occasional Danson Park events, including more clean-ups and wildlife walks here. Danson Lake drains into the River Shuttle in Bexley Park Woods.

Danson Old English Garden maintenance

FoTS has also set up a gardening group which is managing the pollinator-friendly flower beds in the Old English Garden so that the Council doesn’t grass them over as part of  its budget cuts.

For more information and to sign up to one of our events please contact us at  The Bexley Wildlife website’s calendar page will carry advance details of all these activities.

FoTS also has its own website at:

and Facebook page at:

and an Old English Garden page at:

Keep an eye on our Calendar page and Facebook postings for updates throughout the year.


1 Response to Friends of the Shuttle

  1. Chris Smith says:

    Walking back from our river clean through Hollyoak Woods I saw a little Egret which is not unusual as they are often seen in this area but I also saw a Redshank wading in the stream dipping for food. This is a first for me , I have often seen Kingfisher there but never a Redshank. I wonder if anybody else has seen this on the Shuttle.
    Chris Smith

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