Woodland Craft Skills
This week under the experience and expertise of Mark Gallant from the North West Kent Countryside Partnership, a number of Thames21 volunteers attended a practical Training day on the woodland practice of Coppicing which was very much a enlightening, invigorating and enjoyable day for all who attended. Many Thanks to Mark and we look forward to his second day of instruction of the river restoration technique of bankside willow spiling.
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Thames21 work closely with Local Authorities and their logistical and financial support is a key factor when we seek independent funding from other sources, these opportunities Finance Thames21 especially with our tributary projects such as the River Cray Catchment.
Bexley and Bromley are both holding consultation process concerning their budget saving proposals and I encourage you to take part to raise the importance of investment in the Natural Environment, the profile of the natural habitat of our River Corridors and how organisations like Thames21 need continuing support to engage volunteers with our work for biodiversity and local communities. Especially at a time of unprecedented council cutbacks and staff reductions which are a real threat to our public open spaces.
London Borough of Bexley http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18206
London Borough of Bromley http://www.bromley.gov.uk/OurbudgetYourviews
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The Thames Road Wetland event on Thursday is cancelled. The next winter management day will be Tuesday 9th December. Starts 1100 meet Thames Road Wetland Thames Road j/w Crayford Way (Jolly Farmer PH Roundabout) DA1 4RF Entrance to byway 105 River Cray Bridge. There will be additional days at the TRW in the New Year
Instead I shall on Thursday 4th December at 1030, be at the Thames21 Depot, (100m along Byway 106 walking from Barnes Cray Road towards Crayford) DA1 4NR. Do let me know if you wish to attend any event.
Cray Project Officer
28 November 2014