9 December 2011

New for 2012 - get your hands dirty at Grain Coastal Park!

The volunteering activities to improve and tidy up Grain Coastal Park that were led by the Kent Wildlife Trust earlier this year were a great success.

New signs, re-laid paths, extra benches and sack loads of cleared rubbish were testament to the hard work carried out by dozens of local residents.

The Kent Wildlife Trust, in partnership with St. James Isle of Grain Parish Council and Medway Council, previously organised monthly volunteering sessions - involving litter picks, landscape maintenance, painting, gardening and much more besides.

Many people from across the Hoo Peninsula (and beyond) were involved and everyone had lots of fun!

That project ceased earlier this year, as the funding arrangement was only for a set period. But there is still more to do to ensure this lovely part of the peninsula is maintained for the enjoyment of all.

So there is a new project launching in January 2012!

A good number of the original volunteers from this year's project have organised a brand new volunteering initiative - to continue the improvements and to create a ‘Friends of Grain Coastal Park’ group.

Click the image below to find out more about the volunteer activity days that are being launched in January 2012.

Please come along and ‘get your hands dirty’ - it’s a really worthwhile project and a great way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday morning once a month.

There’s a promise of fresh air, ‘light’ exercise and free refreshments - not to mention some tasty cake!

The new volunteering activities are again supported by St. James Isle of Grain Parish Council.

Here’s a small selection of photos from the previous volunteering project:

If you’d like more information about the 2012 Grain Coastal Park volunteering sessions, or to confirm your attendance, please get in touch using the contact page.

I hope to see you at the first session on January 15!