City of London Parks and Open Spaces
The City of London protects, funds and manages over 10,700 acres (4,330 hectares) of historic and natural open space, by charitable trust, for public recreation and health. Our Open Spaces, most of which are run by Charitable Trust, are maintained from City of London funds at no cost to the communities to which they serve. The spaces are enjoyed by millions of visitors each year, are important wildlife habitats, sites of scientific interest and national nature reserves for the public to enjoy. The City of London Open Spaces Department is committed to providing the best service possible within available resources, ensuring fair and efficient management, good communications and an open learning culture.

Newham Parks & Open Spaces
Whether you want to go for a walk, a picnic, play sport, or just relax, you'll find the perfect spot in your local park.

Community Links
We are an innovative east London charity, running a wide range of community projects for 30,000 people every year. Based in Newham, we have over 30 years of experience working with local people to support children, young people, adults and families.Through our national work, we share lessons with government and community groups across the country to achieve social change.

PlantforLife aims to help you get the most from your garden with gardening advice, gardening information and inspirational ideas for the garden.

London Wildlife Trust 
London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital'swildlife and wild spaces, engaging London's diverse communities through access to ournature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and outdoor learning.

Essex Wildlife Trust
Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity.  It has more than 33,600 members, manages and protects over 7,250 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 7 visitor centres. The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future.  It is supported financially by members, local businesses and grant making organisations.   It is one of the largest of the 47 county wildlife trusts that work together throughout the British Isles as The Wildlife Trusts. Essex Wildlife Trust was established in 1959 and has grown from strength to strength, always striving to protect wildlife for the future and for the people of Essex.  

Greenspace Information for London (GIGL) 
Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) is the capital's environmental records centre - we collate, manage and make available detailed information on London's wildlife, parks, nature reserves, gardens and other open spaces.

London Natural History Society 
Members come from all walks of life, and range from complete beginners to distinguished scientists. We share a common love of the natural world, and a desire to learn more about it, and share our expertise. We are charity and all our events are organised solely by volunteers. 

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The need for an effective bird conservation organisation has never been greater. Climate change, agricultural intensification, expansion of urban areas and transport infrastructure, and over-exploitation of our seas all pose major threats to birds. The RSPB could not exist without its supporters and members. Whether you join us, give a donation, purchase items from us or undertake voluntary work, your support is vital to the future of birds and the places where they live.

What's that BUG?
The Natural History Museum’s Bug forum, which is here to help you identify bugs that are commonly found in homes, gardens, parks, allotments and the countryside in the UK.

What's that BIRD?
Fantastic bird identifier from the RSPB.

The Urban Birder
Website of David Lindo – The Urban Birder and writer, broadcaster, speaker and bird guider. His whole vibe is about getting urbanites to realise that there is a whole world of wildlife under their noses in the world's cities. Take a look around his site and hopefully it may encourage you to see the city you live in through avian eyes.

                                                                                       The Friends of West Ham Park                                                                                       
 Last updated 21 January 2019

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