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LWT receive a Β£1,000 ‘Give a Little Love’ donation from Waitrose Woodley

LWT is delighted to announce we were selected to receive a donation from Waitrose Woodley as part of their new ‘Give a Little Love’ charity donation scheme. Fraser Cottington went to the Woodley store to meet Jackie and Dawn who run the charity giving scheme at that store and presented him with a cheque on … read more

Appeal for volunteers for weekdays

Dear all our members, things are going amazingly well on site and in the background, it’s literally never been a more exciting time for LWT and our members. Most of you already know LWT volunteer needs have greatly increased – both on and off the nature reserve. To rise to these needs we now need … read more

Colour ringed Little Egret originated from Walthamstow

The North Thames Gull Group & Southern Colour Ring Group were delighted to hear about our sighting this week of the Little Egret ringed at Walthamstow 15th May 2019 and have been very kind to provide this link to it’s history : Here Saying – “Many thanks for sending in your sighting to the North … read more

An incentive to reach LWT’s goal of 500 memberships

LWT membership levels are at all time highs, around 469 which is fantastic in itself. Many people will be aware Fraser Cottington said he was dedicated to growing membership and with next year’s building of the new North Spit Hide and another announcement we hope to make soon, we think there are lots of reasons … read more

Lea Farm Lake – North Spit Hide formal EA & planning application imminent

It’s taken a while to fund raise enough, to get specifications set out and to get the people arranged to build, but we are pretty much there and are about to go ahead with Environment Agency permission paperwork. One requirement is that the floor level will be above the 1:100 year flood level, which was … read more

Web Site Available Again

The fact you can see this means the web site is up and is now on it’s new host, so it should not disappear on Wednesday when the old host is shutdown. Email has now been setup so “Contact us” should work now, but there is still a problem of getting stuck on multiple sending … read more

LWT Web Site Host Changing

UPDATE: Web Site moving 10pm tonight Sunday 12th September, so will disappear for a while – hopefully will be back up in a few hours. DO NOT POST UPDATES AFTER 10pm. I tried to do a seemless changeover but that does not seem to work as I hoped. Our current web site host will be … read more

Extra work party 15th August

The end of the bird nesting season is upon us and we have lots to do, so we are having extra work parties for most of the rest of this year. 15th August is about increasing the speed of growth and spread of the Phragmites in the Network Rail created diggings. We need people with … read more

Ron’s Hide – Use of booking continues till 19th July

Note – Booking of Ron’s hide is no longer required since most Covid restrictions have been lifted.   LWT has had to follow latest Government rules and will maintain the use of the booking application, the good news is that there are lots of slots available and as dawn is so early, nobody should face … read more

LWT AGM Tuesday 15th June 2021

Please remember to join the AGM on Tuesday 15th June at 7:30pm on Zoom. You should have been sent the Zoom meeting details if you are a member and we have your correct email address.

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Guided walk draw update : Exciting news is that we have 484 members now, so just 16 more and I'll close the draw. To remind everyone, if you renew, make a donation, or join until we reach 500 members, I am offering 3 guided walk prizes with me as your guide. This draw is intended to grow membership, provide a deep insight into what can be seen and heard, but also to keep raising money towards the new hide at Lea Farm, to be built on the North spit overlooking the shallows and reed beds created by the Network Rail grant.This has been running since October 2021, you will receive an email soon to say your name has been entered in the draw, if you have donated, or renewed since then and do not receive an email on January 31st, contact me here : ... See MoreSee Less
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White fronted Geese courtesy of Snatch from Frasers Cottingtons Video ! ... See MoreSee Less
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what big eyes you have my dear 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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It may be cold and misty at our local parks but still enjoy the walks ... See MoreSee Less
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Some pics my son took yesterday of the White Fronted Geese at BSL (approx 200m West of DAC) yesterday around 4pm. This is his first camera, received at Christmas, and he’s 12 so I’m proud to post these on his behalf! ... See MoreSee Less
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