The Volunteers

The volunteers are a group of local residents who meet regularly to plan and suggest initiatives, which are adopted with the agreement of Bexley Council officers. The work carried out includes planting of native wildflowers and trees, hedge maintenance, path and rustic bench construction, litter picking and other more ambitious activity shown elsewhere on this website.

General aerial view of the Open Space.
General aerial view of the Open Space.
The current officers of the group are:

  • Del Wickens – Chairman
  • Moira Scottow – Secretary / Treasurer

Members are drawn from all ages and walks of life – some have busy careers in teaching and accountancy whilst others are retired, leading a more leisurely existence. We all share an enthusiasm to preserve and protect the flora and fauna which is beginning to thrive on the East Wickham Open Space.

Four of us planting some plugs.
Four of us planting some plugs.
We are always interested to meet new people who would like to help with the work we do, such as planting new wildflowers and shrubs; noting the birds, animals and wildflowers; and keeping the open space neat and tidy by clearing up litter. There is also much more to be done. Everyone is welcome to join the group: it will cost you nothing but a few hours a month. Come along to one of our events to find out more!