April Meetup

April has been the first time this year that volunteers could all meet together for a walk around the common. We managed to get lots done from litter picking and cutting overhanging branches to cleaning signs and meeting with locals to discuss issues. This morning was more of a catch-up day. In the coming months…

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is becoming an increasing problem on greenspaces. Fly-tipping poses a threat to humans and wildlife, damages our environment, and spoils our enjoyment of our towns and countryside. We are now seeing dropped drinks cans on pathways from people that have walked around the common. There are large quantities of waste thrown over and…

December Meetup Cancelled

Due to the current restrictions we will be unable to hold our normal work day and Christmas get together in December. Nevertheless volunteers will continue to keep an eye on the common and work from home on various projects. We will let you know when our next work day will be, through social media and…

November Meetup Cancelled

In line with national guidance all meetups on the common are suspended. We will announce when our next meetup will take place on the common. We will do this through our website and on social media. The calendar of events on our website shows future meetup dates and the cancelled meetup that was planned this…

Meetup – October 2020

The days on the common are getting colder but we wrapped up warm and got a surprising amount done. First we tackled the sloped Watling street entrance cutting back overhanging tree branches and other vegetation that was encroaching the path. Then we used shovels to shift the earth back. In Swale Meadow we removed stray…

Honorary Membership

For many years Friends of Rede Common have benefitted from having Rita Hunt at the helm, both as leader supporting other volunteers and also as committee member. She has worked hard to get management plans implemented and Rede Common well known in the local area. Some of Rita’s biggest achievements include getting the common local…

Meetup – September 2020

Splitting into two groups with social distancing sanitising and bringing our own gloves and refreshments we have managed to get quite a bit done on the site. One group doing the hyacinth entrance cutting back overgrowth and clearing litter. The other group scraping the hardstanding and doing the Watling Street steps.

Interpretation Board Design

In the centre of the common we have an interpretation board containing information about wildlife which can be seen throughout the seasons along with a map of the site. Our new design has just been printed and installed. Volunteers will paint the frame in the near future. We hope you like the new look which…

New Pathway Completed

Friends of Rede Common are delighted to announce that work has completed on the new type 1 pathway on the nature reserve. It has taken a lot of hard work from local volunteers to raise the funds needed to get this pathway installed. The route goes from the Columbine Close entrance up the slope and…