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January 2019

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Minsmere landscape

Love Minsmere? Tell EDF to protect it


Minsmere holds a special place in all our hearts. It might be a walk down to the beach in the sunlight after a hard day at work, watching your children discover nature for the first time, or simply feeling small looking out over its vast natural tapestry - we all Love Minsmere.

But EDF's plans for a new nuclear plant nearby could be a huge threat to this special place. Despite years of working with EDF to try and minimise the impacts on nature, they still have not provided sufficient evidence that their proposals will not have a significant impact on the protected habitats and species that call Minsmere home.

In our hundreds and thousands, we have to tell EDF how much we love Minsmere and challenge them to show us exactly how they will do everything in their power to protect it.

Please click on the link below
(or go to https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/love-minsmere-sizewell-c)
to add your voice.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Big Garden Birdwatch at Valentines Park

Big Garden Birdwatch at Valentines Park

We are joining forces with the Vision Nature Conservation Team to host a Big Garden Birdwatch at Valentines Park on Saturday 26th January between 11am and 1pm.

Now in its 40th year, the Big Garden Birdwatch provides a snapshot of bird numbers across the UK, allowing the RSPB to monitor important trends in species numbers and assess how the birds are doing.
This is the first time we've gone to a park for the BGBW - always more fun to do with others!

Do join us - especially if you don't have a garden of your own, or would like help in identifying the birds.

For more info on this free event, go to
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/visionredbridgecultureleisure/218790
or click on the link below.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided by VisionRCL so it would be helpful if you sign up to say you're coming!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Gardening for Wildlife

Gardening for Wildlife

Adrian Thomas is the author of the RSPB's Gardening for Wildlife, and he does just that in his own garden - as you will gather from his blog on the RSPB Community website.

His gardening blog can be found at
https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/homesforwildlife/b/gardeningforwildlife
or click on the link below.

There was also a short AGM.


Please go to the Events page where this item has a Google Map link to our location at

St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

We meet on the second Tuesday of most months at 8pm
Our nature talks cost: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members, £4.50 for non-members, Free to schoolchildren


St Mary's Church is a short distance from the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.



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If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see the striking poster that David (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Let Nature Sing

Let Nature Sing

We have 44 million fewer birds in the UK than in 1966. We need governments across the UK to take action - join the call for stronger protection for nature.

Please add your voice - for further information go to

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/let-nature-sing/

or click on the link below.