DeptfordFolk Meeting November 12th
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DeptfordFolk Meeting & Social
Tuesday November 12th 2019
Festa Sul Prato, Folkestone Gardens

DeptfordFolk hold 4 public meetings every year. Everyone is welcome. We finish up with a chance to chat and have a glass of wine/coffee/beer/juice. Full agenda to follow.

Folkestone Gardens Playground

Children deserve better. This area has a child poverty rate of 49%. Let's get an amazing playground for Folkestone Gardens for everyone to enjoy. Street safety will be improved for everyone if children and families are using this space more. Air quality can be improved with street closure, trees and greening.

CLICK HERE to support.
£500k for Evelyn
We're campaigning to have an amazing new playground in Folkestone Gardens. This was Park Users Number 1 priority in our 2016 survey. The promised play never happened during the council's "Skate & Play" project in 2015. Please make a comment on the council's NCIL map and ask for a playground. Read more about the campaign HERE.

Folkestone Gardens Pond Update

Picture courtesy of Ben Roberts
The renovation of the pond has started. In 2016 we conducted a park user survey and the results showed that restoring the pond in Folkestone Gardens was a top priority.

The pond has to be relined so the first task was to rid the island of rats. The island was infested with rats (and three wasps nests) making the area a poor habitat for nesting birds and amphibians.  

The clearance of the vegetation on the island is part of a long term plan to regenerate the pond. The pond has become heavily silted due to overhanging vegetation falling into the water and the island was very overgrown.

The willow trees needed to be pollarded at a low level as they were in very poor health and diseased but will regenerate. Ducks and moorhens have already been seen returning to the island and will be able to nest here next spring.

The next stage will see the pond drained, dug out and relined. A new reed bed will put in with a natural barrier (to stop reeds spreading and taking over the pond) to provide a wetland habitat for wildlife. This will extend the life of the pond for another 60 years. 

Come to our next meeting on 12th November to find out more.
Next Second Sunday Cycle Repair is on November 10th. Read more HERE.
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