Homes for hedgehogs: Charlton Park is getting a meadow

The field at the back of Charlton Park will be transformed into a meadow

Good news for wildlife lovers – and hedgehogs. Greenwich Council’s ward budget has found £3,775 to fund a scheme to plant a meadow at the back of Charlton Park, in a field that had been used by the King’s Troop following the Olympics.

The Friends of Charlton Park aims to “develop the former King’s Troop training ground into grassland habitat to preserve and increase the population of endangered species such as bats, stag beetles and hedgehogs.

It won’t happen straight away – a ecological survey needs to be carried out to see what kind of grass is suitable, and the whole project spans 10 years. But this neglected corner of the park will start to look very different in a few years’ time.


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