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Proposed Group: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
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Herbparis


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Post: #1
22-11-2015 05:29 AM

Lewisham Council Conservation section are planning to set up an
Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve and are requesting if
anybody is interested in been involved in the group?

The site is locked for health & safety reasons. but the council would like to get open it on a regular basis and form an Friends group to manage and hold public events for more information please contact Jessica.Kyle@lewisham.gov.uk or go to the Lewisham Conservation website http://natureconservationlewisham.co.uk/...ds-groups/

More about the reserve information go to
http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/open...serve.aspx

Garthorne Road Blog:
http://garthorneroadnaturereserve.com/20...g-is-here/

This post was last modified: 22-11-2015 05:35 AM by Herbparis.

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EleanorA


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Post: #2
22-11-2015 11:29 AM

Thanks, I'll email them today, sounds like a great idea!

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Tinkerbell


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #3
22-11-2015 08:43 PM

Cheers - have also emailed.

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Herbparis


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13-01-2016 01:02 AM

Lewisham Council are still looking for volunteers to set up an Friends group for Garthorne Road Nature Reserve.

Please contact Jess Kyle at Lewisham Conservation Jessica.Kyle@lewisham.gov.uk

For more information please go to the Lewisham Council Garthorne Road website: http://garthorneroadnaturereserve.com/

or Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/138184629891651/

This post was last modified: 13-01-2016 01:10 AM by Herbparis.

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Tinkerbell


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22-02-2016 09:20 AM

I've just had to watch a fencing contractor doing the back fences of a garden on a property adjacent to the nature reserve throwing 3 huge glass panels (approx 0.50x1.5 metres each noisily breaking into pieces, it took two people to even throw them over the fence) and assorted other rubbish over into the nature reserve.

Makes my blood boil. Not only is it fly tipping, but it's a danger for local wildlife as well as any kids going into the reserve with their schools(groups from local schools have been using the reserve for nature walks in the summer months). When confronting the contractor, their boss hesitantly apologized, said he didn't know his staff had acted that way (as if) and that he would insure the rubbish would be collected afterwards. Only a. it's now in a thousand pieces of glass and b. the nature reserve is locked and inaccessible, so chances of them clearing this up are zero.

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mrwandle


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23-02-2016 03:00 PM

Hi Tinkerbell - please do report this to Lewisham and tell the property owner, that's disgusting. Building contractors have been making a mess on Garthorne Road for a while now and the people that commission the work don't seem to know or pull them up on it.

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Tinkerbell


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23-02-2016 04:55 PM

Hi mrwandle, I've taken down the contractor's details (and a few pics), just in case, but will wait a day or two to see if they'll clean up as promised. Not that I have high hopes. The property owner might well be unaware of this.

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Herbparis


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27-02-2016 01:14 AM

Hi Tinklebell

I agree with mr wandle you have done the right thing and give them the advance and see if they do clear it up if they don’t and you have the name of the house owner/developer and the door number please let me know and I will pass it on to the appropriate Council department also let the police know as well on the 101 Non-emergency number and you should get an crime number and also any photos or videos of the offence will help prosecute them,

Fly-tipping will be taken seriously and will lead to prosecution and possible large fine & or Imprisonment under the Environment Protection Act 1990 Section 33.

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Herbparis


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Post: #9
27-02-2016 01:58 AM

Hi All

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will be holding a meeting to elect committee members as well other matters it will be held at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve, Devonshire Road on Saturday 28th February at 3:00pm

Please come along if you are interested in getting involved in this new group you don't have to have experienced

For further details checkout our website http://garthorneroadnaturereserve.com/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friendso...rereserve/

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