To keep residents safe from infection and spread of Coronavirus, Lewisham Council has closed all play equipment, outdoor gyms, bmx and skate parks — mountsfieldpark

To keep residents safe from infection and spread of Coronavirus, Lewisham Council has closed all play equipment, outdoor gyms, bmx and skate parks until further notice. Observe social distancing and stay at least 2 metres apart. More information: https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

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We should be making our parks and open spaces more wheelchair accessible

We should be making our parks and open spaces more wheelchair accessible. Many of our medium and larger sized parks in the London Borough of Lewisham do not have reliable toilet facilities or suitable play equipment. Photo by @conradcookson

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Another good year for #LewishamParks coming in at 3rd place in the @ParksforLondon #GoodParksforLondon 2019 survey. Great work from the #GreenScene team @LewishamCouncil & @GlendaleLew. Parks are the hearts & lungs of the borough accessible to all. #Parks #GreenSpaces

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Lewisham Greening Fund

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Cllr Sophie McGeevor joins Hana Sutch to share her thoughts in this podcast on the importance of Lewisham’s parks and open spaces, park groups, Council waste management, getting involved with local government and more…

Podcast link: https://t.co/uJ6JUpCuSK?amp=1

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The historical meaning of #Lewisham is ‘home amongst the meadows’…

  • Wildflower meadow at Mountsfield Park community garden, Catford
  • Southern wildflower meadow at Mountsfield Park, Catford
  • Yellow rattle in western wildflower meadow at Mountsfield Park, Catford
  • Chinbrook meadows
  • Chinbrook 'Meadow'
  • Beckenham Place Park
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National Meadows Day

National Meadows Day 6th July

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Dyer's greenweed growing in a wildflower meadow ©Miles King

It’s national meadows day and I thought this would be a good point to write something about them.

Meadows  – the word is deep within our collective memory – it crops up on branded packaging for fake supermarket farms, decaying council estates from the 50s, and even beyond these shores. Meadow Lane is the location where some of the darkest action in the classic David Lynch neo-noir Blue Velvet take place.  It’s the one place you did not want to end up.

The word is old – from the proto-germanic medwo – “land covered in grass which is grown for hay”, though interestingly while we follow that root, in German the word is now Wiese. I suspect that grass is used here to describe a sward composed of grasses and other wildflowers, because it would never have just been grass let alone one kind of grass. A typical wildflower meadow…

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