June’s Westbrook Stream Clear

This month’s stream clear will take place on:

Saturday, 22nd June 2019, 2 – 4pm

If you can come along please:

–  join us at 2pm at the green space on Flood Lane, Faversham
–  hear a short welcome, briefing and collect equipment
–  take part in a litter pick and vegetation clear, either in, out or around the stream.

Please also bring strong gloves (waterproof if possible), wellingtons or waders and secateurs, rakes, loppers etc if you have them. WHEELBARROWS in particular are always useful. Please name any equipment you bring.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing new faces too!

Thank you very much.

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May’s Stream Clear

May’s stream clear will take place on:

Sunday, 26th May 2019, 10am-12 noon

If you can come along please:

–  join us at 10am at the the willow tree on Stonebridge Way, opposite Nobel Court
–  hear a short welcome, briefing and collect equipment
–  take part in a litter pick and vegetation clear, either in, out or around the stream.

Please also bring strong gloves (waterproof if possible), wellingtons or waders and secateurs, rakes, loppers etcif you have them. WHEELBARROWS in particular are always useful. Please name any equipment you bring.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing new faces too! Thank you very much.

Next phase of Chalk Stream Restoration – Saturday 27th April – 10am to 2pm

The next phase of the chalk stream restoration work will take place on Saturday, 27th April. We will be installing faggot bundles into the stream with the aim of naturally narrowing it and creating more diversity in stream flow and habitat.
We will be working again with the Mark Gallant of the North West Kent Countryside Partnership and will start at 10am and work until around 2pm.
Our site this time will be behind the Catholic Church on Tanners Street. Please meet at 46 Tanners Street, Faversham at 10am, to help collect bundles and stakes before we move onto the site. Please come through the double gates to the side of the building.
Please bring a drink and a packed lunch for yourself along with strong gloves (waterproof if possible) and wellingtons, waders, loppers etc if your have them. Please name any equipment you bring.
Everyone is welcome and, of course, we look forward to seeing new faces too.
Thank you!
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Dog inspecting the just-delivered hazel bundles

Spring Stream Clear

March’s stream clear will take place on:

Sunday, 31st March 2019, 10am-12 noon

If you can come along please:

–  join us at 10am at the stream on West Street/Curtis Way – opposite Twyman’s Mill
–  hear a short welcome, briefing and collect equipment
–  take part in a litter pick and vegetation clear, either in or out of the stream.

Please also bring strong gloves (waterproof if possible), wellingtons or waders and secateurs, rakes, loppers etcif you have them. WHEELBARROWS in particular are always useful. Please name any equipment you bring.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing new faces too! Thank you very much.

February’s Stream Clear – meeting at Flood Lane

February’s stream clear will take place on Sunday, 24th February 2019 from 10am-12 noon.

If you can come along please:

–  join us at 10am at the green space on Flood Lane, opposite the allotments
–  hear a short welcome, briefing and collect equipment
–  take part in a litter pick and vegetation clear, either in or out of the stream.

Please also bring strong gloves (waterproof if possible), wellingtons or waders and secateurs, rakes, loppers etc, if you have them. WHEELBARROWS in particular are always useful. Please name any equipment you bring.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing new faces too! Thank you very much.

Stonebridge Pond – new signage

Great news! This week Faversham Town Council installed a new sign at the duck feeding area at Stonebridge Pond, one in a suite of new signs that the Town Council will be installing across the town.

The Friends of the Westbrook & Stonebridge Pond helped with the text and photos (thank you Bob!) and the Faversham Society with an image of Davington Priory. The focus of the sign is the best food to feed to ducks (ie alternatives to white bread such as peas, corn, oats, seeds and chopped lettuce), but there’s also lots of fantastic photographs of birdlife on the pond as well as quite a bit of history.

Thank you very much to the Town Council for creating and installing this sign and to all the volunteers in our group who spent a long time preparing the text and images.

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First Westbrook Stream Clear of 2019

This will take place on Sunday, 27th January 2019, 10am-12 noon.

If you can come along please:

–  join us at 10am at the willow tree on Stonebridge Way (opposite Nobel Court)
–  hear a short welcome, briefing and collect equipment
–  take part in a litter pick and vegetation clear, either in or out of the stream.

Please also bring strong gloves (waterproof if possible), wellingtons or waders and secateurs, rakes, loppers etc if you have them. WHEELBARROWS in particular are always useful. Please name any equipment you bring.

We will be concentrating on maintenance to the faggot bundles and keeping a clear channel along the stream, litter collection and checking on the autumn planting.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing new faces too! Thank you very much.