The wild-side of Old Malden

Simeon Linstead, Chair of Friends of Manor Park, interviews local wildlife expert, Elliot Newton, about the wildlife you might (or might not expect) to find at Manor Park and at the Hogsmill River.

Elliot was one of the team that made this wonderful film about the Hogsmill River.

Manor Park Scavenger Hunt

What better way to get your kids out for an exercise than with the NEW Manor Park Scavenger Hunt. Created by Amy Odero, this scavenger hunt will appeal to younger children, helping them to explore the park.

Will they be able to find one of our community bat boxes or the seasonal pond?

Many thanks Amy.

Winter Volunteer Morning

Thank-you to all the volunteers who joined us today. We got a lot of work done. Clearing the remaining bramble from the new sightlines and wood chipping the path. And thank-you to those who were litter picking.

Switching on the Plough Green Christmas Tree

What a wonderful Saturday evening , such a large turnout. Simeon Linstead the organiser of the event gave a small speech in front of a crowd of over a hundred. Then after a loud countdown by the crowd, Matt Martin did the honors and switched on the lights.

Once again, thanks to our financial supporters – Matt Martin owner of Ivygate Estate Agents, Miller and Carter, Joanne Chandler, Jazz Barbers, Plough Pharmacy, Worcester Park Tiles, Bruce Elliot and last but not least, the Old Malden Ward Councillors.

Raising the Plough Green Christmas Tree

A massive thank-you to the volunteers that helped on a rather chilly Saturday afternoon in the raising and decorating of the Plough Green Christmas tree.

And thanks to our financial supporters – Matt Martin owner of Ivygate Estate Agents, Miller and Carter, Joanne Chandler, Jazz Barbers, Plough Pharmacy, Worcester Park Tiles, Bruce Elliot and last but not least, the Old Malden Ward Councillors.

November Volunteer Morning

A big thank you to all the volunteers who took part in Saturday’s Community Action Morning in Manor Park.

The weather wasn’t looking great, but fortunately we only had a bit of drizzle in the end.

Volunteers cleared bramble off the land by the railway bridge, and then local children planted it up with 50 trees – Hazels, Rowens, Crab Apple and Bird Cherry.

Local children had also assembled and decorated bird and bat boxes. These were installed in trees at the front of the park. Hopefully they’ll be popular with our feathered friends this coming spring.

The day was supported by some regular faces, and it was great meeting some residents we’d not met before. We had about 30 people helping over the course of the morning.

It was the muddiest volunteer day we’ve run to date. But our spirits were kept up with lots of hot teas and cake.

We’re planning on running a couple more Saturday volunteer events in the new year – we’ll keep you posted.

Bryn giving a helping hand
Our local children getting stuck in
We were planting small trees, known as whips. Hazels, Crab Apple, Rowen and Bird Cherry.
Before we could plant a large bank of bramble had to be cleared.
Risking life and limb to install the community bird boxes.
This box will make a home for robin family this coming spring.
Another robin’s nest
Bryn finally gets the strimmer working.
Hard at it
A proud young lady with her bird box
Nothing like a cuppa
Friendly chat at our midday refreshment break