Been a busy week with work and meetings. Last Friday went to a lecture by Mark Avery about Farmland Birds (might be some relevance to land management at Beddington in the future). Bit more on this here:
At work we are currently working on a regeneration project on the River Wandle, thinning out scrub to provide more a diverse habitat along a stretch of the Wandle between Carshalton and Hackbridge.
On Wednesday had a meeting at the council offices to finalise some of the details of the Hackbridge neighbourhood plan in the context of the Wandle Valley Regional Park. Basically the plan is to link Beddington Farmlands to Hackbridge via green/biodiversity corridors, to manage green spaces in Hackbridge for biodiversity, to promote wildlife gardening and develop a visitors/interpretation/education centre in Hackbridge for the Regional Park and Beddington Farmlands.
Thursday did a presentation at Bioregional about the plans for the Regional Park in Hackbridge which they are supporters and partners in . More on Bioregional here:
And on Friday it was at the Viridor offices for the Conservation Science Group Meeting for the latest development on the ERF- the secondary consultation starts on Wednesday which is basically our last chance to comment on the effect it will have on wildlife, the future of Beddington Farmlands and the future of the Wandle Valley Regional Park.