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Friends of Grove Park meeting

Dear all,

The next Friends of Grove Park meeting will be held on 21st September at 5.30pm at the Ringway Centre. If the weather is good, we will, for those that want to have a walk around the reserve first, but please meet at the Ringway Centre to start with.

Please contact Jess or Eszter if you would like to join so that we can let you know of any changes. Please see minutes from the last meeting.

Closure of Railway Children’s Walks – A further update

Upgrade of electricity network on Railway Children’s Walk near Reigate Road, Bromley, from UK Power Networks.

We operate and maintain the electricity network delivering electricity in your area and this is part of our investment in the network to maintain reliable power supplies. I wanted to update you on the progress of our upgrade to the electricity network between Baring road and Reigate Road via Railway Children’s Walk.

The drilling and cable install has been successfully completed and reinstatement works well under way. We will be completing the works between 9 November to 20 November by carrying out a full reinstatement of the Railway Children’s Walk pathway (Baring Road to Grove Park Nature Reserve), and reinstatement of the grass areas in Reigate Road park area. This will require further temporary closures of the pathway to allow safe operation of machinery to re-tarmac the pathway. The pathway between Baring Road and Reigate Road is expected to be closed for 10 days during the works. In order to facilitate the works we will be mobilising a temporary storage area at the end of Heather Rd, Grove Park to enable the works.

The remaining works will be within normal working hours of Mon-Fri 8am–6pm and Saturday 8am–1pm. There are no planned interruptions to your electricity supply. From time to time you may see our security guarding providers monitoring around the works areas 24 hours a day.

If you have any queries or concerns at all during the works, please do not hesitate to contact the site representative on 07870 397 631 (24 hours). For any information prior to the works, please contact Amelia Fullalove, our contractor’s Customer Service Manager on 01322 394 400 (9am – 5pm). In addition, my number is 07875 115 615 should you require it at any time.

Closure of Railway Children’s Walk – an update

Following on from our post on 8 June, we are writing to update you on the closure of Railway Children’s Walk.

The drilling has successfully been completed providing a route for our circuits under the railway. The works took much longer than anticipated due to the ground condition issues experienced and more recently, the COVID-19 impact on railway access.

Access will still be required to remove the equipment from the Railway Children’s pathway via Grove Park Nature Reserve. This access will be required this week on 24 June.

Following the cable installation works, UK Power Networks will be completing some improvement works in the area including a full reinstatement of the Railway Children’s Walk pathway (Baring Road to Grove park nature reserve). This will require further temporary closures of the pathway. They aim to complete everything by 28 August.

Should you have any queries or concerns at all during the works, please do not hesitate to contact the site representative on 07870 397 631 (24 hours). For any information prior to the works, please contact Amelia Fullalove, our contractor’s Customer Service Manager on 01322 394 400 (9am– 5pm).

Closure of Railway Children’s Walk

As some of you will have noticed there was a lot of work going on in the Nature Reserve and along Railway Children’s Walk in the early part of this year.  This was due to some essential work being carried out by UK Power Networks. Work was halted temporarily due to difficult ground conditions and more recently COVID-19, but they are due to commence on 9th June. This means that Railway Children’s Walk will be closed between 9th June-29th June 2020

For those of you that live nearby UK Power Networks have confirmed that there are no planned interruptions to your electricity supply.

Should you have any queries or concerns at all during the works, please do not hesitate to contact the site representative on 07870 397 631 (24 hours), alternatively you can contact Sam Dellaway, UK Power Networks contractor’s Customer Service Manager on 01322 394 400 (09:00 – 17:00).

 

Friends Group meeting cancelled

Due to the most recent advice from the UK Government and from Lewisham Council in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our chair Cllr Mark Ingleby and I have taken the decision to postpone our Friends Group meeting on 22nd April.

Once advice changes and we know more we can try to book in another date.

Please can you pass this on to anyone you see who might be attending the meeting, but isn’t on email in case the letters do not get to them on time.

Thanks and best wishes,

Jess

Closure of Railway Children’s Walk

As some of you will have noticed there has been quite a lot of work going on in the Nature Reserve. This has been due to some essential work being carried out by UK Power Networks. Work was halted temporarily due to difficult ground conditions, but they are due to commence next weekend. This means that Railway Children’s Walk will be closed between 23rd-27th March 2020.

For those of you that live nearby UK Power Networks have confirmed that there are no planned interruptions to your electricity supply.

Should you have any queries or concerns at all during the works, please do not hesitate to contact the site representative on 07870 397 631 (24 hours), alternatively you can contact Sam Dellaway, UK Power Networks contractor’s Customer Service Manager on 01322 394 400 (09:00 – 17:00).

 

Friends Meeting

The Friends had a very successful AGM and meeting on 29th January. The Chair of our group Cllr Mark Ingleby was re-elected and we are all very happy that he has agreed to continue to work with the group. In his Chair’s report, Cllr Ingleby congratulated the group for being successful in winning the Green Flag for another year. He also mentioned the great work The Orchard Project had done on site.  It was also great to finally have the bees on site after many years of trying.

Minutes for the meeting are available AGM (Draft) and Normal Meeting

Grove Park Nature Reserve

Hello welcome!

The blog has been designed to help you visit the nature reserve and follow a waymarked route. Six route-posts are located with in the reserve and all  contain a QR code that can be scanned by a smart phone. Each code will bring up a web page dedicated to that location.  You can also see the different pages by selecting the waymarker tabs above.  

If you would like to know more information about the reserve and/or how to get involved in its management please e-mail