The Land of the Fanns Team have been busy once again, right across the project area from Havering Country Park to Davy Down, and Weald to Belhus, on projects ranging from photography workshops to river clean ups and tree planting. We have hit an all time high on our social
Breeding wader populations on the reserve have been steadily increasing over the last 6 years, and in 2017, there were 68 pairs of lapwing, and 53 pairs of redshank. The previous focus for our habitat management has been Aveley Marsh, and this is where the breeding wader populations have been
Walled Gardens originate from the Monastic enclosed courtyards and Cloister gardens of the Middle Ages. Monks were educated and studied Latin and botany, growing herbs and flowers for medicinal and culinary purposes. Evolving over the centuries, the formal Knot gardens and geometrically laid decorative Parterres helped create the evolving productive
As this is my first blog post, and I rarely get a chance to talk about them (at least not in a good light!) I will start with an introduction to the wonderful Land of the Fanns team. Most recently Joanne Dungate has joined the team as the Finance and
We are live! Thanks for visiting our blog. The Land of the Fanns website and blog are now live! We are a small team of 4 – Benjamin (Benj), Debborah (Debbie), Aisling & Amena. Benj is the Scheme manager, Debbie is the Heritage Engagement Officer, Aisling is the Environment Engagement
Ormiston Park Academy students visit Thames Chase to plan the next stage of their Davy Down Pump House projects. This was an amazing chance for the students to garner valuable tips and advice direct from industry, by meeting Susan Cross of Tell Tale Interpretative Consultants, also the LOTF commissioned interpretation consultancy, to
Our Heritage Engagment Officer, Debbie, was out visiting the Heritage Museum in Purfleet and enjoying the views of the Land of the Fanns area from the Langdon Hills, with Head Ranger, Nick Stanley and Ranger Lauren.
Where do you find the next entrepeneurs of industry? Well, they may be right here in Thurrock. Ten, young teenage students from Ormiston Park Academy were invited to research, plan and deliver an interpretation project for the Pump House pumping station at Davy Down Park recently. I was delighted, as