Thanks Bruno for making this happen, thanks Forest Hill Assembly for the support, and thanks Melissa for organising yesterday’s party!
With a reserve for long terms maintenance, and the engagement local residents, we have a sustainable future for our new pond. For more photos from the party
Interesting article in last Saturday’s Financial Times:
How to save parks and other urban green spaces
As it says:
while urban parks lubricate property prices and local business, they struggle to make a penny for their own futures.
After last night’s storm, it doesn’t look as if the old pond, whose liner has been punctured by dogs, actually needs replacing
(But of course it does!)
Dear Friends, here are some of the creatures that dwell in our many nettle and bramble patches. Leaf beetles, Jersey Tiger Moth, Large Skipper and gatekeeper butterflies are a few that depend on the blossom and leaf cover. Birds and humans share the blackberries.
Jersey Tiger Moth above.
Large Skipper above, Gatekeepers below.
Above: Nest by Nathalie Hauwelle and Participants including Holy Trinity School at Little Ecological Arts Festival (LEAF), May 2013. Click here for a video showing the construction of the nest. The photo above also shows the amazing path restoration begun at the festival and continued by Richard. Click here for a 6 min video showing the LEAF event that began the path restoration: “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Above: Labyrinth by Maria Strutz and participants at LEAF. The installation bears witness to its own use as footprints suppress weed and moss growth emphasising the edges of the pathway. Click here for a video showing the construction of this walkable sculpture. Below, Labyrinth and Chapunga Bird (2013) by Maria Strutz
Above: Labyrinth from the ground and from the air
Above and Below: Cameron, (our lawn mower chief) adds to an improvised installation
Above: According to my 16 year-old stepson, “SWAG” means “Very Good” so I though we should keep it on the notice board by the railway for the time being.
Cowslip, Hawthorn and Lilac, Primrose, English Bluebells, Pear Blossom,
Seven volunteers dug out some blackberry and lined more pathway with logs, hoping to encourage stag beetles. Thanks to all who helped. The next work day is on Saturday 13th June.
Just some photo I took following our volunteers day this month, showing both how lovely the green is looking with the primroses coming out
but also the hard work which needs doing, digging out brambles
and removing the remains of the fencing from the old tennis club
Members and supporters have been emailed, and this notice has been posted locally
so let’s have here a quick reminder about tomorrow’s meeting, 11.00am at the Forest Hill Pools
1. Minutes of 3rd AGM February 2014
2. Matters arising
3. Welcome and guests: Councillor Susan Wise, Lewisham
Chair’s Report: Bruno Roubicek: summary of the year’s activities
4. Environment & Landscape Report: Fran Rowe
5. Secretary’s Report: Ann Field
6. Treasurer’s Report: Tim Lund
7. Election of Committee
8. Any other business