Despite the slightly grey and cold days that the Easter holidays graced us with this year, we were overwhelmed by the number of you who joined us for the activities at the Hogsmill.

Over 230 families took part in the activities arranged by the community group – including a record 70 people on our bat walk!

A huge thanks to Linda, Sue A, Sue L, Peter and Henry for all the work they put in on the day. And thank you to all the other local volunteers who have helped with planning and preparing for the events.

If you’d like to get involved (and we’d love you too!), we will be meeting this Friday at Old Malden Library from 1.30-3pm. We’ll be discussing how we can make future events like this even better and deciding how we can improve the green spaces around the Hogsmill with new funding. Refreshments will be provided and children are very welcome.

Local resident Peter introducing some of the creatures who live in the river
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Ecologist Alison Fure leading the nature walk
Local resident Sue coordinating the obstacle course
A hub of activity on Tuesday
Getting crafty
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Collecting people’s ideas for the Hogsmill green spacesĀ 
A tight squeeze!
Elliot Newton from the Environment Trust has a captive audience for the bat walk
Setting off on the hunt for bats
We saw loads of bats! In Six Acre Meadow, they were swooping around over our heads
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From L-R: local volunteers Sue, Henry, Linda and Sue who organised the week of activities, alongside Cath (centre) who led the arch building workshop, with the frame of the new arch