Faversham Society Appeal – Chart Mills needs your help

Chart Mills was part of the local gunpowder industry’s Home Works and is the oldest in the area. It probably supplied powder for the Battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo and the Westbrook was integral to its function. The Faversham Society look after it and open it to the public. However, they are struggling with volunteers and have put out an appeal for help with opening Chart Mills. This is from their website:

Chart Mills Help – ROD MORLEY
We are so short of volunteers at the Chart Mills that we are in danger of being unable to open for the season.

Please – we need your help. Come along to our short meeting to find out what is involved. It will be in the Boston Room of the Fleur at 10.30am on Thursday, 26 March. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

Next Stream Clear – Sunday 1st March 2020, 10am to 12noon

The next Westbrook Stream Clear will take place on Sunday 1st March, 10am to 12noon.
If you can come along please:

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

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

We will be concentrating on the area around Flood Lane and the stream up to Chart Mills. We will also be getting the punt out to do some work in the pond.

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

Low flow channel installation continues – Sunday, 26th January, 10am-1pm

The next phase of the low flow channel installation work will take place on Sunday, 26th January, 2020. We will be continuing to install faggot bundles into the stream with the aim of naturally narrowing it and creating more diversity in stream flow and habitat.

We will start at 10am and work until around 1pm.

Our site this time will be behind Stonebridge Way and we will meet at 10am near the footbridge between The Knole and Beech Close.

Please bring a drink and a snack 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.

November’s Stream Clear

November’s Westbrook Stream Clear will take place on:

Sunday, 24th November 2019 from 10am-12 noon

If you can come along please:

– join us at 10am at 46 Tanners Street, Faversham (come through cream gates into garden)

– 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 pruning saws, 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.

October’s Stream Clear

October’s Stream Clear will take place on Sunday, 27th October 2019 from 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, out or around the stream.

Please also bring strong gloves (waterproof if possible), wellingtons or waders and pruning saws, 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.