Brookmill Park River Clean Up and Park Litter Pick

Join the Friends of Brookmill Park for a weekend river clean up on Saturday 10th December.

This clean up will be led by local resident Samantha Dhedhi, NCFE qualified River Action Leader and Lawrence Beale Collins from the Healthy Rivers Project.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and details can be found at Brookmill Park River Clean Up and Park Litter Pick

Volunteer Sessions in October

A few weeks back our volunteer team held a session clearing brambles and nettles from the bank at the bridge in Cornmill Gardens. Not only will this allow a wider variety of plants to grow in that space but also means that you can see more of the river from the path to the bridge.

Before & After photos of Cornmill Garden

A task that will carry over to November is de-silting and restoring the viewpoint to the backwater in Ladywell Fields (middle field- nr Malyons Road). After 2 hours of digging and clearing vegetation you can now see water once again in the backwater. The volunteer team will return again next week where the channel will be completely opened up and water will flow once again!

#PlasticBlitz

Last month, the Rivers & People volunteers took part in The Thames and Tributaries ‘Plasticblitz’ week. This week of events was organised by Thames21, the Environment Agency and Rotary in the Valley (through their international End Plastic Soup campaign) to collate details on the amount and differing types of plastic pollution groups find across The Thames and it’s tributaries.

The Rivers & People group held a session at Brookmill Park where we cleared 6 bags of rubbish from the Ravensbourne River and it’s banks. A wide variety of litter was collected from plastic bottles to curtains. Our team collected 6 full bags of rubbish over a few hours and covered a stretch of river over 250 metres.

All of the data collected will feed into the EU-wide ‘Preventing Plastic Pollution’ Project.

Find out the overall results of the #PlasticBlitz HERE.

Hello, introducing Emily!

Hello everyone!
This is just a short blog post introducing myself as the new nature conservation officer for Glendale Lewisham. With my appointment I can also share the good news that we will be restarting the Tuesday Rivers & People sessions from Tuesday 20th September at Brookmill Park. Booking for this session is essential- especially as we will need to bring you waders that fit!

Over the next few weeks I will be updating the webpages on this website, including adding the programme of sessions for the next quarter, and an updated volunteer form. If you have not volunteered with Rivers & People before and would like to join in the coming weeks, please do not hesitate to email me at Emily.Millhouse@glendale-services.co.uk and I will email you a volunteer form.

Hope to see you at a session soon!