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Big City Butterflies 
Virtual Butterfly Identification and Recording Workshop (Zoom)  – Wednesday 21st July 6:30pm – 8:00pm Learn how to identify common butterflies found in London and how to record them. Free  - Ticket booking.
Butterfly Identification Walk at Burgess Park – Sunday 1st August 11am – 1:00pm Following on from virtual identification course, join Steve from the Big City Butterflies project for this butterfly identification walk at Burgess Park - a haven for over 20 different species of butterfly. Free - Ticket booking.
FOBP update

Project Duckling lake wildlife 
Children from Cobourg Primary school have grown and planted more water plants to increase oxygenation in the lake, these were planted last week along with pond-dipping. Photo of a water scorpion found in the lake.
Volunteers also worked with TCV to repair the lake bankside to protect the lake liner and increase the planting (photo below).

 

Litterpic 
The Monday morning litterpic continues. Please come along any morning at 8am to help. Meet at Chumleigh Gardens.  Litterpics, gloves and bags provided. Free drink from the Clubhouse Cafe (tennis courts) for volunteers.
Burgess Business Park update
The council scheme 21-23 Parkhouse St was approved 6 July. As it is over 30m tall it will be referred to the Mayor of London. 

The Camberwell Union 21/AP/1342 (large scheme with 12+1 storeys and height of 48m) deadline for comments has been extended please put in your comments. Read the FOBP objection.  There are only a few comments/objections PLEASE COMMENT.
Ecology report
The council commissioned ecology report on the cumulative impact of the schemes beside the park finds there will be some impact, recommends mitigation activity and NO new entrance to the park. Read the report.
FOBP campaign and crowd funded report (see below) has been successful getting more attention on this issue and more significant mitigation S106 funding. We expect the cumulative impact to be considered across all of the individual developments. 
Woodlands report by London Wildlife Trust 
Southampton Way Woodlands will be impacted by overshadowing. 
Read the report. 
  • Sunlight hours within these woodlands will be reduced by between 25-33%
  • Ecological effects on the habitats cannot be fully ascertained
  • Over time the planting will become species more tolerant of shade normally found under a woodland canopy
  • This will mean the need for increased work to prevent loss of grassland and meadows
Planning Aid London Training 
"How to respond to a planning application"


FOBP and Wells Way Triangle TRA webinar with Planning Aid London (PAL).  Watch the video of the training. 


 
FOBP First Tuesday monthly meeting.
Tuesday 3 August,  7- 8.30pm
Online meeting
 
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