This is a blog from Wandle Valley Councillor Ben Andrew
The Conservation and Access Management Committee met again on December 10th, overseeing the restoration of the much-loved Beddington Farmlands between Hackbridge and Beddington. To recap: Viridor are in charge of restoring the existing land into a flagship nature reserve, which residents can enjoy and where important habitats can thrive. The restoration has had its fair share of bumps in the road, and this committee has been meeting regularly to ensure that Viridor are making good on their promises.
A blog post by Councillor Ben Andrew of Wandle Valley and Hackbridge
June 18th saw a return of Sutton’s committee with the least catchy name: the Conservation and Access Management Committee. It usually meets quarterly, and its job is to oversee Viridor’s restoration of Beddington Farmlands.
I first visited Beddington Farmlands when two residents got in touch to give me a tour. I was aware of the Farmlands as a local Councillor, but even though I lived five minutes away I had never visited myself. I was amazed that such a beautiful resource was sitting, largely empty on our doorsteps in Hackbridge.