Annual General Meeting, 8pm, Thursday 15th October 2020, via Zoom!

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Westbrook & Stonebridge Pond 2020 will take place at 8pm on Thursday 15th October via Zoom.

If you would like to take part, please let organisers know via the Contact page on this website or directly to the organiser.  A Zoom invite will then be sent to you.

Thanks everyone 🙂

Westbrook Stream Clear, Sunday 27th September

A Westbrook Stream Clear will take place on Sunday 27th September, 2020.

Normally, we welcome volunteers to turn up to stream clears without pre-booking. However, due to Covid-safe working practices we are, for now, asking volunteers to let organisers know if they intend to come along. Please do this, by Friday 25th September, via the Contact page on this website or directly to the organiser.

Thank you ever so much.

Stream Clear, Sunday 30th August

Westbrook Stream Clears will resume on Sunday 30th August.

Normally, we welcome volunteers to turn up to stream clears without pre-booking. However, due to Covid-safe working practices we are, for now, asking volunteers to let organisers know if they intend to come along. Please do this via the Contact page on this website.

Thank you ever so much.  We’re really looking forward to getting back to work.

 

TIME FOR NATURE: 5th June is World Environment Day

Today, across the world, people are celebrating nature and recognising our reliance it. The message is clear:

‘To care for ourselves we must care for nature.

It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices.
It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.

This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.’

https://www.worldenvironmentday.global

The Friends of the Westbrook and Stonebridge Pond share this philosophy. One of the ways of we’ve been working to achieve this is by ‘Making Life Easier for Eels‘ which sets out the story of the Critically Endangered European eel and the actions the Friends of the Westbrook are taking to improve its chances.

Activities are going on across the world, including in Faversham: https://www.facebook.com/favershamvirtualenvironmentday/

Happy World Environment Day!

Stream Clears during Covid 19

The Covid-19 pandemic means that we can’t hold our monthly group stream clears or conservation work.

This is obviously sad, but on the positive, nature along the stream is thriving with lots of nests, ducks and ducklings enjoy a more peaceful stream.

As soon as we can resume activities we will post a notice on this website.

Best wishes to all

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.