Conservation partners joined KSCP on our last task at Dering Wood this winter. Staff and volunteers from Kent Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Environment Agency, Butterfly Conservation, Woodland Trust and Ashford’s Green Gym all came out to help. All working hard together to coppice rides in this wonderful Woodland Trust wood. Jacket potatoes cooked in the […]
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National Grid have awarded us £17K to install new Barn Owl Boxes in the lower Stour valley! This is to mitigate the installation of the new power line which has (it’s hoped) temporarily disrupted barn owl activity in certain areas of the lower Stour valley where the new power lines are being installed. We aim […]
The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership is proud to have worked for Godinton House and Gardens through 2018 on their expanding education programme. Over 700 children have attended Godinton to learn and discover the history of the house and walled garden, life in the river and meadows, the farming year along with a host of art […]
‘Our Stour’ was features on TV! Our Stour’ was part of a short BBC documentary on the River Stour. This was aired on Monday 10th December at 7:30pm on BBC One (South East Channel). This short documentary followed the presenter- JB Gill- walking the Stour Valley Walk and interacting with numerous river related organizations and […]
KSCP have added a “baffle fish pass” downstream from Chartham Paper Mill on the River Great Stour. This has been funded by the Environment Agency. The weir is a “crump weir” in profile & has a series of eel tiles added on the right hand side of the weir. A metal retaining wall installed on […]
Removing, lowering and modifying weirs can have beneficial effects for waterways and their local environments, and these improvements can also help satisfy the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) – European legislation on integrated river basin management which was introduced in 2000. Locally, Sevington Weir has been partially removed. The Ashford Volunteer team […]
ART IN THE PARK in Watercress Fields., Ashford. Lots of children, with mums and ‘grandmums’, came out to spend a lovely morning looking for wee creatures and exploring the magic of nature in autumn. Then back at the Riverside Centre , each child made their own imaginative autumn picture using some of the things they […]
It’s become an annual fixture in the Westgate Parks event calendar – the October Scarecrow Trail! A very popular event since more than 1000 members of the public attended. The Sheriff and Escort were more than happy to head down there for some judging, including this fine effort marking 100 years of the RAF.
Ponds are an incredibly important habitat, supporting a range of life from amphibians and reptiles to plants and insects as well as providing valuable watering facilities for small mammals and birds. All of this ‘wild’ life provides a huge range of teaching opportunities for children. This includes science and life cycles, seasonal changes and opportunities to […]
On Saturday Our Stour, Friends of Kingsmead Field and St Stephens Residents Association joined forces to host an AquaLab session on Kingsmead field, and what a fantastic time we had! We started off down by the river seeing what river creatures we could find. Mayfly nymphs and freshwater shrimps were plentiful and a bullhead fish […]