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MOWING AND CAR PARK WORKS - UPDATE FROM FRED BUTCHER, 2ND APRIL
Thanks to Phil and the guys from Environment Agency for the first big cut of the year. An exceedingly cold and damp morning well spent. You may have noticed that there is work going on at the Pavilion Car Park in Pintail Close. The Parish Council is adding a lower level additional barrier so that this car park can revert back to users of Pavilion only. It will be locked to unauthorised motor vehicles. Works will also soon take place at Church Beach Car Park at the end of the High Street. These works are a reaction to the impact of anti-social behaviour of a few that have caused major issues for both Parish Council and the Friends of Grain Coastal Park as well as affecting residents, neighbours and visitors who come to enjoy our area. We do hope you understand. We are in contact with both Medway Council and the Police to assist us with further suggestions and help towards making our area safer.
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT COMMUNITY LITTER PICK
WEDNESDAY 6TH APRIL 2022 10AM - 12 NOON
We look forward to seeing as many people as possible there. After the event, send us your pictures and we can post some of them here.
EFFECTS OF STORMS FEBRUARY 2022
If you go down to the woods to day – BEWARE!
Due to the high winds recently we have lost a few trees and some are still creating concern.
We are thankful that we have received no reports of injury or damage and are looking forward to receiving our new trees to replace those lost.
Fred and the crew will be about clearing once the weather is more settled.
A major litter pick is also envisaged - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DATES SOON.
NEW TREES FOR GRAIN COASTAL PARK,Fred B, Chairman. JAN 2022
Fred Butcher, Chair of Friends of GRain Coastal Park (F.o.G.C.P), has announced that the FoGCP (in partnership with St James, Isle of Grain, Parish Council) recently submitted an application to The Woodland Trust and have been successful in securing 131 trees which will arrive in March ready for planting.
Unfortunately, a previous attempt to plant trees in public areas resulted in them disappearing overnight. This time, it is planned to plant the trees in various areas where they will not be disturbed and not be so vulnerable to vandalism.
The Friends of Grain Coastal Park will use many of the new trees to infill those lost through age, vandalism and damage by weather. Some will also be offered to our local school for planting within their boundary. The trees will be planted by FOCGP members and youngsters from the Isle of Grain community on an activity day – date to be agreed in Spring 2022
WATCH OUT FOR FURTHER DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED SOON
The community gathered together for a wonderful Activity Day on Tuesday 26th October.
Here are some great photos of Frankie and Joe enjoying all the activities on offer. We were based at the Pavilion and had Litter Picking, Nest-Box Making, Block Painting and Bulb Planting. Friends of Grain Coastal Park provided the litter pickers and hi-viz jackets, all the other resources were provided by LNG and Taylor Woodrow who sponsored the day. We were also joined by the fantastic local charity, wHoo Cares. A great time was had by all, a truly lovely community gathering.
The Coastal Park gets an annual "haircut" to prepare the meadows for winter and next Spring's re-growth.
At the end of October, the Environment Agency and our hard-working volunteers, Phil and John, did a great job of mowing the meadows. Another seasonal change to the amazing space that is our Coastal Park.