Exercising During Coronavirus

FORC welcome all residents to use the nature reserve in line with the governments advice on social distancing. Remember to stay 2m apart from others who are not in your bubble. Rede Common is open for exercise and leisure in line with the rules on the nature reserve signs at all our entrances. To find…

Stargazing

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 7 PM – 10 PM EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT PANDEMIC Join us as we gaze and and learn about the stars and the moon with the Ashford Astronomy Society on Rede Common. £3 to attend. Children under 16 free. Bring a torch if possible, wear suitable clothing and wrap…

Mammal Report – November 2019

A mammal survey was carried out by Rede Common volunteers over three days in November 2019. Dictionary definition of mammal: A mammal is a warm blooded vertebrate (backbone) animal of a class that is distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, females that secrete milk for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the…

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Not many people in the Medway towns are aware of Rede Common, a 25 acre site of common land owned and managed by Medway Council with the help of us volunteers. The Strood Community Trail goes through this area which is now a Local Nature Reserve. There are wild grass paths and hard surface paths…

Clearing the Meadow

Very windy today on the common but we continued our efforts at pulling brambles from Swale View area of the common. This will keep the grassland areas looking nice over the summer.

Winter Repairs on Site

The advantage to having regular attendance on site and a rapport with local residents who use the common, is that we can find out quickly when there are issues and arrange for their repair. Two areas of the site that needed sorting recently have now been fixed. Step repair/reinstalled on woodland path towards stepped Hyacinth…

Cutting a fallen tree

It was a bitterly cold morning up on the common today. The sunshine was welcome but deceiving. Margaret had found a tree that had fallen due to the strong winds that we had earlier in the week so we all set to task sawing it and moving it out of the way of the public….

Volunteer

I have been a volunteer on Rede Common for about ten years now and a lot has changed in that time. We do various tasks to keep the common in good order. Margaret our Site Manager tells us what jobs need to be done and we decide amongst ourselves what we want to tackle. If…

Charity Status Awarded

We are please to announce that Friends of Rede Common was approved for charity status. As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation we can continue to complete our charitable aims on the common, observing the flora and fauna promoting the site and carrying out the tasks in the management plan. Our registered charity number is 1187332. We…