Trip to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

On Friday 18th March 2016, SWLEN organised a tour to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End, East London for Friends groups from Richmond Borough. The trip was an initiative to see the work of another very successful and well established group managing a large green space in East London with similar circumstances to many Read more about Trip to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park[…]

Much More Than Mud: Nature’s Gym & Friends of Palewell Common

On a mild December morning I joined the ranks of the Friends of Palewell Common Fields and Nature’s Gym. The task agreed was to maintain the Common’s mud paths suffering from the winter rain. We wheeled wheelbarrows along the waterlogged paths, pouring wood chippings on to the boggy patches. A production line of happy locals, Read more about Much More Than Mud: Nature’s Gym & Friends of Palewell Common[…]

Conservationists: The Next Generation!

 On a cloudy November afternoon, a group of keen conservationists arrived at a small oasis of wildlife in the middle of suburban Richmond. This group have been constructing wattle fences (or shelterbelts!) in different areas throughout the site, based on where they think they will provide the most benefit. In an inspiring mix of education Read more about Conservationists: The Next Generation![…]

A Day Out With The Conservation Volunteers

My first foray into the world of volunteering was to attend a practical conservation workshop led by Simon Hawkins of TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) Richmond branch. This mid week ‘get to together’ at Crane Park/ Kneller Gardens at Mereway Nature Park (TW2 6RP) would involve various tasks in redoing the meadow area. Feeling excited but Read more about A Day Out With The Conservation Volunteers[…]