Entries by kentishstourteam1066

A meeting with Tony Juniper re- the District Level Licensing scheme

Jon Shelton and Annie Thurgarland joined Tony Juniper, Chairman of Natural England, and others, recently to discuss the District Level Licensing scheme for Great Created Newts. Kent was the first county to run the scheme last year which offers developers an alternative approach to mitigating for Great Crested Newts. Natural England are now promoting the scheme […]

Dragon Fly Damselfly training Course

Some of ‘Our Stour’ river wardens attended a training course on dragonflies and damselflies. After a presentation inside, a walk along the Great Stour Way followed . The wardens found 7 different species including black tailed skimmer and four spotted chaser. On the afternoon walk they also found an exuvia (empty case left over from hatching) and […]

Two more barn owls boxes installed

The Barn Owl Project took another step forward, with the installation of two more boxes at a location near Thanet. Our Canterbury team of volunteers are now familiar with the routine of box construction, hole digging, erection of the telegraph pole etc and now are like a “well-oiled machine”. The aim is to gradually extend […]

Suspension ( in King’s wood)

A walk was organised in King’s Wood to visit art installations created by 2nd year Fine Art students from University for the Creative Arts. The theme was “Suspension”  and was a collaboration with Stour Valley Creative Partnership. It was a great day! SVCP work with UCA to give their students an opportunity to create work for […]

Boys Hall Pond Creation

It has been all change at Boys Hall in Ashford lately! A wetland area has been transformed into a wildlife pond, in the hope of attracting Great Crested Newts – our only native newt which has European Protected Species status. Over the last few weeks, this boggy spot has seen lots of digger activity to […]

This is Our Stour!

Last April, we took to the water at Grove Ferry to clean up our beautiful River Stour. We spent 3.5 hours on the river and managed to remove 8.5 bags of rubbish from a 2-mile stretch. 153 plastic bottles, 25 glass bottles and 24 cans were removed alongside a variety of other objects (full list can […]

Great Crested Newt Pond Project

Thanks to funding from Natural England, we are focusing on creating new ponds and restoring existing ones especially for great crested newts. If you’re a landowner in our catchment area and would like to find out more about this exciting project, do give us a call on 03000 410900. The picture shows a freshly dug pond in […]

Yellow Fish Workshop

The Yellow Fish Workshop! Wow ! – what a fantastic activity filled morning we had. ☺️ The workshop started off with the children learning about the course of the Stour and the wildlife that can be found in or around the Stour. We then moved onto the topic of pollution and the different types linked to the […]

Orchard restoration at Boys Hall

A lovely bunch of people from the local community came out to Boys Hall on Saturday 15th February – to help KSCP continue work to restore the orchard. KSCP / volunteers and Ashford Borough Council’s Aspire team have worked this last year to reveal the orchard. Almost invisible last May, covered in bramble and long […]

Partnership day at Dering Wood

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 […]