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Oak Processionary Moth detected in trees in Cheam Recreation Park

Whilst carrying out a routine inspection of the trees in Cheam Park, the Council’s tree specialists identified an outbreak of Oak processionary moth on a number of Oaks around the Recreation park. The trees effected are mainly to the rear of some properties in Malden road and adjacent Netley close.

The hairs from this pest can cause skin, eye and throat irritation in humans and animals. We have already notified the Forestry commission, who will be taking steps to remove the nests over the 7-10 days, but as a preventive measure the Council will be putting up signs and barriers around the trees as a preventative measure,

For more information on the Forestry Commission web site at www.forestry.gov.uk/oakprocessionarymoth.

Can you help?

Over this coming year, we have a number of projects planned or under discussion for Cheam Park and the Recreation Ground.  However, to achieve our goals, we do requires some assistance.  Here are some initial details:

We have two fairs coming up in Cheam over the next two weeks – Cheam Charter Fair week, with the Fair on Saturday 20th May from 9am to 1pm and The Rotary Fair in Cheam Recreation on Monday 29th May.  The intention is to have a stall at both of these events to promote Cheam Park and the work that the Friends group undertakes.

We also plan to do some pond clearance in the late Summer and Autumn, which will require a bit of digging.

We need some volunteers to:

  • Help on the stall at Cheam Charter Fair (Saturday 20th May) to hand out membership forms*
  • Help on the stall at the Rotary Fair in the Park (Monday 29th May) to distribute membership forms*
  • Pond digging in later September, early October.

If you can help at any of these events, please email us at info@cheampark.org.uk and we will keep you advised. *A half hour or an hour at each event would be helpful,

Cheam Charter Fair 2017

Cheam Charter Fair 2017 is almost upon us – Saturday 20th May from 9am to 1.00pm in Park Road Cheam

This will be the 758th Annual Fair.  The fair is thought to date back to 1259 when Henry III granted Cheam a charter making it a town. Firm historical records of Cheam Charter Fair date back to the 1800s when a fairground accompanied the market.

Friends of Cheam Park will be having a stall at the Fair.  Come along, support us and other stall holders and enjoy the fun.

All sorts of stalls and events planned for the day – and the whole of Cheam Charter Fair week, which runs from Saturday 13th May to Sunday 21st May.

If you would like to display a poster, to download, click fair poster

Visit the official Cheam Charter Fair websiteCheam Charter Fair

 

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