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  • Email Lord to protect filter beds

    Email Lord to protect filter beds0

    Want to protect the biodiversity of Seething Wells filter beds? Then email Environment minister Lord Zac Goldsmith and ask him to back amendment 94 to the Environment Bill which is being debated later today (Monday) in the House of Lords, says St Mark’s ward councillor Liz Green. Liz says the biodiversity at the filter beds

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  • Mayor bashes balsam and opens boardwalk at Six Acre Meadow

    Mayor bashes balsam and opens boardwalk at Six Acre Meadow0

    Cllr Sushila Abraham gets stuck in with a spot of Himalayan Balsam bashing. The mayor of Kingston set to work tackling the invasive plant which has a stranglehold on Tolworth’s Six Acre Meadow which borders the Hogsmill River. She was joined by Kingston’s biodiversity officer Elliot Newton, also pictured, as well as Alexandra ward’s Cllr

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  • Find out more about plan to turn verges into wildflower meadows

    Find out more about plan to turn verges into wildflower meadows0

    Have your say on a plan to turn verges into ‘meadows’ full of wildflowers at a virtual WildWays drop-in session. Kingston’s biodiversity officer Elliot Newton, pictured, will be talking about the trial to manage the borough’s verges in a different way to encourage wildflowers to grow and attract more pollinators like butterflies and bumblebees. He

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  • New boardwalk to help restore biodiversity at Six Acre Meadow

    New boardwalk to help restore biodiversity at Six Acre Meadow0

    I doubt there will be much room for The Drifters to get out a blanket and sit under a boardwalk like this one pictured below, but they could always enjoy walking along it instead. Kingston Council has agreed to fund a replacement boardwalk for Six Acre Meadow near the Sunray Estate in Tolworth off Knollmead.

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  • Return of the water vole!

    Return of the water vole!0

    Berrylands-based Citizen Zoo has raised £18,250 to bring water voles back to the Hogsmill River. The rewilding group’s fundraiser smashed its original £12,000 target. The extra money will now help recruit a dedicated water vole officer to manage the scheme and scale the project beyond the Hogsmill River to the Thames. The next two years will

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  • Volunteers rally at Victoria rec for community clear-up day

    Volunteers rally at Victoria rec for community clear-up day0

    This was the bountiful haul when volunteers cleared the dense undergrowth around the tennis courts in Victoria recreation ground; 50 lost balls (some slightly chewed). The community rallied to spruce up Victoria rec, trim unruly foliage, pick up litter and dramatically improve the Victoria Avenue entrance’s flowerbeds. Twenty five volunteers from the Friends group used

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