Cutting Down Dead Tree with Norse

It was very cold this December up on the common but we were pleased to be joined by Stuart of Medway Norse who helped us fell a dead tree at the driveway on Thurston Drive. The rest of the volunteers cleared the Watling Street pathway and steps of litter and leaves.

Community Cleanup

Staff from MHS worked hard removing lots of large household items dumped on Rede Common from the back of some houses on Hyacinth Road…sadly there is plenty more rubbish to be removed. This fine group strimmed back the overgrown entrance at Hyacinth getting covered with dog mess…how awful!…inconsiderate dog owners who give no thought it…

Bird Feeding Station

A bird feeding station has recently been installed near the sycamore tree at the top of the common. This has been done in preparation for the winter, when natural food can be in short supply. The resident birds will be able to get used to the feeders now and they will soon become part of…

Survey Results

Big thank you to everyone who filled out our survey this summer. From the information received we found that 25% of the public use the common weekly but a further 55% use it less than once a month. So that shows that we need to do more to encourage the public up more often. Word…

Fly Tipping Identfication

Today we scoured the perimeter of the site looking at areas that need tackling as part of our Community Cleanup Event on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of November.

Management Plan Approval

We are pleased to announce that at the last Medway Council cabinet meeting our Management Plan for 2017 to 2021 was approved. It contains a detailed survey of the site and lots of good ideas to improve the area for both the public and existing species. We look forward to tackling some of these issues…

Status Change Approved

Following on from yesterdays Cabinet Meeting at Medway Council, we are pleased to announce that the council have agreed to the status change of Rede Common to “Local Nature Reserve”. It has been a long standing local ambition to declare the Rede Common site as a Local Nature Reserve. Such an action responds to the…

Litter Picking

This July we cleared some litter from Watling Street Paths and identified where our new entrance signage would go. We have started logging what we find on the common when we do our work days. So far we have removed… 18th February 2017 3 sacks of rubbish 1 metal bedstead 1 large mirror 18th March…