Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Drop in and learn about the restoration work being carried out at Bitchet Common near Sevenoaks

An insight into the work being done to restore Bitchet Common near Sevenoaks for the benefit of wildlife and people can be seen at a special drop-in information session at the end of this month.

Kent Wildlife Trust and Sevenoaks District Council are working on an exciting project to restore Bitchet Common thanks to funding from Enovert Community Fund and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Residents and visitors to Bitchet Common are being invited to the drop-in  session on Saturday 31 August from 8.30am to 3pm to find out about the work being done. The sessions will give some background into the site’s rare and valuable heathland habitat and forthcoming works to restore Bitchet Common.

On the day, visitors will be able to see display boards detailing the work, have the chance to talk to the staff involved and have a guided walk onto the project site. These will take place at 9am, 10:30am, 12:00pm and 1:30pm. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the volunteering options available.

Cllr Margot McArthur, Cabinet Member for ‘Cleaner and Greener’ said: “We are delighted to be part of the Bitchet Common renovation and we are excited to see the finished outcome. It is really important that the native species of plants and wildlife are able to thrive again. This could not be done without the fantastic work of our volunteers, they make all the difference.”

A drawing captured by one of the attendees during a previous Kent Wildlife event at Bitchet Common.

The ‘drop-in event will take place at Bitchet Common and parking is available at One Tree Hill Car Park, Carter’s Hill, TN15 0SN.

To find out more information please visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/bitchet

 

 

 

 

 

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