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Embankment Conservation


Hither Green Station- The 2019 Embankment Clean Up

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HG Nature Triangle Pond is being refurbished.

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Good Gym in HG on Monday!

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The Elm Tree used to be a common sight in British woodland and on British streets, things changed during in the 1960s and 70s when a pernicious fungal disease wiped out the entire species. ‘Dutch Elm disease’ as it became known was imported from infected Dutch timber. It is estimated close to 28 million elms …

Hither Green Station Meadow – Community Sowing Day Date: Saturday 14 November. Time: Drop in any time from 8am -4pm. (Most volunteers will be there from 11- 2pm. Fuss at Hither Green and the Hither Green Community Association are working with local residents and Streetscape landscape designers to turn the Fernbrook embankment at the station entrance into …

Join local volunteers at Hither Green Station for Phase 2 of the Meadow Making project.Together we’ll be planting wildflowers on the station embankment. Date: Saturday 12 September  Time: 11am Meeting Point: Hither Green Station entrance, Staplehurst Road, SE13 5NF Sturdy boots are provided (or wear your own) . Come along rain or shine! Over 18s Only please. Local Organisers: Hither Green Community Association, Fuss at Hither Green, Project funded by: Kew Gardens ‘Grow Wild’ Campaign, Friends of the Earth and the Mayor of London’s Capital Clean Up Campaign

Dear Resident of Hither Green! I just want to thank you for the support you have given us in the past with the festival and our various projects we do round Hither Green. As you know, there is lots to be done in the area to continue to improve it and we are always looking …

The HGCA have entered the following photo of delicate poppies into the national RHS #GreeningGreyBritain competition. It’s a project to make urban life more attractive  to us and to wildlife. To soften the brick and  concrete of the built environment.  The photo was taken a few weeks ago from behind the bus shelter in the Springbank Road Community Garden. It was tweeted by the RHS and picked up a number of Retweets and favourites. Hither Green Community Association …

Credit:Hedgehog Photo We have hedgehogs in Hither Green- a legacy of having so much green space, lots of family gardens and of course the river. We’ve been asked by The RHS to write a piece about encouraging hedgehogs at home and here it is!. The Hither Green Railway embankment is not public space- while it …

The Hither Green Community Association has been planting more shrubs at the  Station to encourage wildlife. They will spend their first two years in their protective plastic collars. Eventually they will provide food and shelter for our wildlife, and great colour and seasonal interest- blossom in the spring and berries and changing leaves in the autumn. If you want FREE shrubs or tree saplings for your school, street or community space – contact The Woodland Trust. Information below. Sign up to our Newsletter (right) to hear about community volunteering opportunities. However, if you can’t wait until the autumn for your next batch of trees, you’ll find a range of tree packs and different tree protection available to buy from our online shop. …

Grow For It Know a young poet, filmmaker or designer who’s also interested in the great outdoors? We’ve just launched our youth funding programme Grow For It – and we’re looking for original project ideas from creative 12 to 25-year-olds to raise awareness about UK native wild flowers and plants. Successful applicants will receive £400 …

The Hither Green Community Association is committed to improving the environment around the train station. To that end we are working with the Woodland Trust to plant tree and shrub saplings on both Springbank and Fernbrook Road embankments. Date: Saturday 7 March Time: 11am- 2pm Location: Meet Platform 1 entrance to Hither Green Station, on Springbank Road SE13 6SS. We will be planting saplings, clearing bramble and making new loggeries to encourage more hedgehogs to colonise the embankment. Lunch, safety boots, and equipment will be provided. Clothing: Jeans/ thick trousers, long sleeves and layers! Sorry, over 18s only please.

Thank you and well done to all the Hither Green residents who came out on a bitterly cold Saturday morning to plant 1000 English native bluebells on the slopes of Hither Green Station. This is the second stage of a project to plant a permanent wild flower meadow at the station. Look out for professional landscape contractors on the embankment over the next month. The next community event on the embankment will be a mass seed sowing This project is happening in partnership with FUSS at Hither Green, Network Rail and the Grow Wild native planting programme from Kew Gardens. For dates and further information Contact: info@ourhithergreen.com