My thanks to Kat at the EA for updating the Friends on this week’s talk of water quality on the Rivers Shuttle & Cray MH FFCM On Monday (21/06/21) we were made aware of a fish kill involving several hundred dead fish on the River Shuttle at Bexley Woods. Our Water Quality and Fisheries OfficersContinue reading “Talk of a Sewage Leak mind the water – Here is an update from the Environment Agency”
Dear Member(s), The AGM on Tuesday 22nd June has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Tuesday 13th July 2021. The reason for the cancellation is mainly due to the weather which although anticipated to be dry tomorrow evening isn’t expected to be very warm and as the AGM is being held outdoors is likelyContinue reading “Tuesday 22 June AGM Postponed”
When you are next along the River Cray between Five Arches and Water Lane you might notice last winter’s Chalk Stream Restoration Work a Thames21 project. Why not Stop Look and listen, you will see what still looks a bit raw, grey and strange, that some trees have been hinged or cut then secured inContinue reading “River Cray – Stop Look Listen”
After the lakeside drama in last week’s post we take a quiet stroll into North Cray Woods, where you will see that you do not have to drive to a National Trust site to find the delights of a carpet of bluebells carpeting the spring time woodland. We have our own beautiful blooming bluebell experience,Continue reading “Bluebells in the Woods”
A springtime reminder of the hazards facing wildlife on the Meadows when people get too close. In this case the perils of fishing litter returned to the Five Arches this week when a Canada Goose became mortally entangled and wounded by fishing line and tackle. This distress and injury to the bird was reported toContinue reading “Perils of Fishing Litter”
Some delight with the arrival of a second Swan at Five Arches this February, are they a mating pair? and ready to make their home on the River Cray at Foots Cray Meadows. Let’s hope so.
Following a recent site inspection to Foots Cray Meadows, in the lead-up to Thames 21’s project to undertake works to the river, Bexley have identified an area of woodland that needs to temporarily close. This area has suffered from significant erosion and is virtually impassable due to fallen trees and they have already instructed theirContinue reading “River Works on Meadows”
The Friends were set up in June 2006 in order to protect Foots Cray Meadows, a magnificent mixture of landscaped open space, Meadows and Woodland covering an area of 97 hectares (240 acres) which has survived development from the urban sprawl of London. It is an important site to many local people and visitors alikeContinue reading “Friends Website”