SNAV and Camberwell Groups Win £34k funding for North Camberwell Green Corridor

Press Release April 2022 A consortium of Camberwell community groups have won a grant from the Rewild London Fund to improve green spaces for wildlife along the North Camberwell Wildlife Corridor.   Southwark Nature Action Volunteers will work with Elmington Community Gardens and Benhill Road Nature Garden to deliver the nature corridor across six small sites …

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Towards an IWM Southwark

IWM stands for Integrated Weed Management, and is considered the most ecologically friendly and practical way to deal with plants popping up in unexpected places. It means land managers combine an increased tolerance for wild plants with mechanical and other non-chemical weed removal strategies. This enables the banning of glyphosate and other toxins, except as …

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The birds at Burgess 2021

Mediterranean Gull – Josep del Hoyo, Macaulay Library Goldeneye – Dorian Anderson, Macaulay Library By Dave Clark Writing this in January 2022, the focus of birding interest centres around the lake at Burgess Park. Geese, gulls and cormorants increase their numbers at this time of year as they battle to survive the natural elements and …

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Good News for Elmington Woods

Good news for Elmington Woods! After 18 months of effort in restoring the green space in this area, gardening and litter picking, cultivating community confidence and building awareness, Elmington Community Gardens has received explicit, written, positive reassurance from Southwark Council that all plans for infill development in this spot have been shelved, and the land is now …

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CGS Proposal: First steps toward biodiversity at the Magistrates Court

This proposal is for the area around the old Magistrates Court site behind Camberwell Green – part of a wider scheme for a green route for nature between Burgess Park and Camberwell Green. The site around the magistrates court is an opportunity to extend the green space at Camberwell Green by depaving around the site. …

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In your own words – SNAVers defend public green space and urban woodlands

The following comments were submitted to Southwark’s planning application website, in defense of the small woodland located between Lomond Grove and Brisbane Street, in Camberwell. Thank you all for speaking up. Keep up the great work! Comment submitted date: Thu 30 Sep 2021Protecting open spaces in a dense urban environment is part of the measures …

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SNAV letter to Tim Bostridge, Head of Development, Southwark New Homes Development team

31 August 2021To Tim BostridgeHead of DevelopmentNew Homes Development Team, Housing and Modernisation Dear Mr BostridgeNew council homes on Lomond Grove, SE5 Thank you for your letter of 29 July in response to our objections to SouthwarkCouncil’s planned development (21/AP/1981) and the petition* against it.While we welcome plans for new landscaping and an improved children’s playarea in …

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