Monthly Archives: March 2019

Insect hotels for Russell Square gardens

Russell Square gardens will soon acquire two beautiful ‘bug hotels’, which will be installed on 26th March by a group of Volunteers. The Russell Square Insect Hotels were the idea of a new Volunteer Gardening Group for the Square. They have been sponsored by two adjacent hotels (Imperial London Hotels and Kimpton Fitzroy Hotels). New […]

Living, Working and Surviving in Bloomsbury – Local Resident Anthony Heap’s 1931-1945 Diaries

Robin Woolven will speak about the 1931-45 diaries of an eccentric Bloomsbury resident, Anthony Heap, at the Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM on Friday 22 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is also an opportunity to hear what FoSGG have achieved in the last year and about their plans […]

Legal duty to maintain parks will not be enforced

London Parks and Gardens Trust, which campaigns for the green spaces in London, said in their recent newsletter: We were dismayed to hear that the Government has indicated that it will not attempt to enforce a legal duty on councils to maintain local parks. Responding to a petition calling for changes to ensure councils ring-fence […]

Russell Square Festival cancelled

Local Friends groups have breathed a sigh of relief that, thanks to considerable local protest, the Evening Standard has decided not to go ahead with a festival that would have effectively closed the square for more than two weeks in the summer month of June and caused the need for reinstatement of grass etc lasting […]

February – a month of two halves

The UK has experienced its warmest winter day on record according to the Met Office, with the temperature at Kew reaching 21.2C (70.2F), breaking the record for February set only on Monday (over 20C) and the previous record of 19.7C in Greenwich in 1998. It certainly brought the crowds out into the gardens as though […]