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  • Free scything sessions to improve biodiversity at nature reserve

    Free scything sessions to improve biodiversity at nature reserve0

    Learn scything skills to help improve grassland habitats at a local nature reserve. The traditional hay meadow management technique will be used to prepare Tolworth Court Farm Moated Manor Nature Reserve for the introduction of cattle in October. The trial is part of a conservation grazing programme which will improve the biodiversity of the site

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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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  • Share your views on Berrylands’ green spaces in online survey

    Share your views on Berrylands’ green spaces in online survey0

    How do you use the green spaces of Berrylands? What do you like about them and what improvements would you like to see? Or don’t you visit them at all and if so, why? The Friends of Berrylands Nature Reserve, which runs regular volunteer events to create and maintain wildlife habitats and our access to

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  • Learn scything techniques at Fishponds Park this Saturday

    Learn scything techniques at Fishponds Park this Saturday0

    Learn various scything techniques to help manage the meadow at Surbiton’s Fishponds Park. Kingston’s biodiversity officer Elliot Newton will be leading an introduction to scything at the park off Hollyfield Road from 10am on Saturday (22nd). This traditional way of cutting grass and managing hay meadows, minimises the impact on wildlife. Volunteers can also help

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  • Grass in nature reserve is cut using scythes to manage meadow

    Grass in nature reserve is cut using scythes to manage meadow0

    Scythers set to at Tolworth Court Farm Moated Manor, a nature reserve off Old Kingston Road. Twelve volunteers were given lessons in scything techniques and then worked their way across the 2.4 acre site, skirting around the yellow meadow ant hills which would have been destroyed if heavy machinery was used to mow the grass,

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  • Volunteer to end global poverty

    Volunteer to end global poverty0

    Oxfam in Surbiton is looking for new recruits. The charity shop in Victoria Road, which raises funds to fight global poverty, needs volunteers to work front of house and behind the scenes. “There’s the option to do a bit of everything!” said area volunteer coordinator Judi Thompson. Judi said the shop was a bit like

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