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Our Big Help Out Event at Foots Cray Meadows Bank Holiday Monday 8th May –

A reminder that the Friends of Foots Cray Meadows, will be hosting a volunteer information event as part of ‘The Big Help Out’ Coronation weekend celebrations. 

In tribute to His Majesty The King’s public service, The Big Help Out, on Bank Holiday Monday, encourages communities across the nation to highlight the positive impact volunteering has in their area. The hope is that this will encourage more local people to volunteer.

If you’d like to find out more about what the Friends of Foots Cray Meadows community group do, or if you want to volunteer to help, go along to the event from 10.30am – 1.30pm. You will find the Friends beside the Five Arches at Foots Cray Meadows, Rectory Lane Car Park DA14 5BP, Leafield Lane (North Cray Road) DA14 5EB.

There will be a special display and information on volunteering activities, including river restoration work, tree planting, woodland management, and litter picking. It is a family event so bring the kids along so they can join in some activities.

The Friends will also be showcasing their QR Code project that when complete will enable visitors to learn more about the history of the Meadows, with QR code signs positioned at key points, to provide a digital guide.

Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Place, Cllr Peter Craske said:

“We’ve got some amazing volunteers in Bexley who give their time to help improve the lives of local people and to keep our Borough clean and green.

‘If you are thinking of starting a new activity, or if you need a new challenge, that will help you meet new people, why not try volunteering with one of our wonderful local organisations?”

We have suspended this Saturday at the Information Centre and will meet you on Monday instead.

Our Images for this posted remind us that its nesting time and why dogs should be kept out of the Lake and River at Five Arches this time of the year. If the swans do have a brood this year they will protect their young and The Cob Swan can be a match for any dog in the water.

Thanks to our member Michael Melia for these photos.

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