Conservation at Palewell
The Friends, in partnership with LBRuT and The Conservation Volunteers, recently held a very successful Conservation Day on Palewell Common with a great turn out of volunteers.
In particular, a huge amount of work was done on the frog pond, which now has two formidable dead hedges around its sides and is free of branches and sticks. New signs have been put up explaining what the pond is and hopefully it will stay protected and clear. Keep an eye out for new dates in the autumn and get involved!
In other envirnomental news, we were pleased that following an extensive external judging regime, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has been re-awarded all eighteen of its Green Flags (and gained a new one), including Palewell Common.
The Green Flag award scheme began in 1996 as a way of recognising the importance of parks and green spaces and encouraging the provision and attainment of high environmental standards. The award measures a whole range of aspects associated with the management of parks including facilities, maintenance and community engagement.