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Exhaustion and Lake Misuse

As I write I am missing the Thamesmead Community Voice meeting. Unfortunately I had a hectic weekend over the bank holiday and wore myself out. I’ve been at work but I’m a wreck in the evenings and I have to … Continue reading

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Tump 53

Thamesmead is home to a nature reserve known as Tump 53. This is a long standing feature of the region but had seen a lot of neglect over recent years. Last autumn it was a candidate in The People’s MillionsĀ and … Continue reading

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Swanning around

The swans around Thamesmead north would appear to have become something of a menace. This short video shows a few people being harrassed by some of the wildlife along a cyclepath. Meanwhile, a bigger write up with pictures was posted … Continue reading

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Insects!

It’s been a slow news month for Thamesmead, which is a good thing, since the previous big news in the area was the killing of some poor old lady who was robbed, tied up, and left to die in her … Continue reading

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Duck!

Over the past week or so there’s been a flurry of excitement from local twitchers regarding a duck. I can’t say that I’m anything like an expert on birdlife or fauna, but it’s nice to see the area getting some … Continue reading

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Another view

When I write here, I mostly talk about the buildings closest to me – the old style concrete blocks that are pretty much synonymous with the area, largely because they’re the aspect that give the area its reputation: The concrete … Continue reading

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Trees to be planted in Birchmere Park

A friend of mine lives in Walthamstow and recently extolled the virtues of a local scheme that had people up early in the morning and turning out in droves to plant trees in the area. It looks like it may … Continue reading

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