Things pushing forward slowly. The incinerator proposal has focused the debate on the progress of the restoration and hopefully according to Viridor the incinerator will speed up the development of the nature reserve and Wandle Valley Regional Park. Our bird group has put together a briefing report (top pic) of all the main issues surrounding the development of the reserve and as a seperate micro project we are working with the local authority and local planning group to link the reserve to the River Wandle by strengthening wildlife corridors through the adjacent Hackbridge area (bottom pic). Effectively this will bring the nature reserve and willdife into the nearby urban area to reinforce the concept of this being a true urban nature reserve with people, urban development, industry and wildlife co-existing in an amicable (?eventually?) way.