Half Term Fun on the Ant Hill at the RSPB Reserve, Purfleet

Half Term Fun At RSPB Purfleet

Local children enjoyed some half term fun on the Trust funded Ant Hill at the RSPB reserve in Purfleet. On a sunny, but damp morning the children (Joshua Wilson, Ethan Wilson, Coby Delaney, Louis Wayland, Henry Gray, Tom Gray) used up some of their energy, climbing the anthill and exploring it’s tunnels. When the rain started falling we all headed to the … Read More

Ingrebourne Valley visitor centre opens

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Inside

The Ingrebourne Valley visitor centre in Hornchurch Country Park finally opened its doors on Saturday 3rd October 2015. Following speeches from our Chairman and other parties, the centre was finally opened by Cllr Melvin Wallace and lolo Williams from BBCs Springwatch. The weather was glorious,  and the visitor centre was busy all day, attracting both young and old from miles around, popping in for … Read More

Pupils of Corbets Tey School blossom

Cllr Robert Benham (l) (VNTT Trustee, Cllr Brian Eagling (r) (Mayor of Havering celebrating the opening of the solar domes with pupils from Corbets Tey School

The pupils of Corbets Tey School will now be able to take part in horticultural lessons in their new solar domes. The Trust gave a grant of £50,500 towards the domes which will provide new and unique, practical  outdoor learning, opportunities for children at the school with complex learning disabilities, as well as others in the community. The domes were officially … Read More

Trust launches new website

Trustees launch Trust's new website

We have just launched our new website. The new website, built in conjunction with Elstree Film Design Limited, has been designed to be both interactive and user friendly and takes users on a tour of both old and new projects supported by the Trust, as well as highlighting the latest Trust news. The short film on the Home page shows just … Read More

War heroes of Ramsden Crays remembered forever

Dedication of Ramsden Crays War Memorial

On the cold, but sunny morning of 1st May 2015, a small group of people followed by standard bearers from the Hockley British Legion, the Korean War Veterans Association the Sub Mariners Association and the Naval Patrol Service made their way slowly to the new War Memorial at Ramsden Crays. Upon arrival they were met by the Reverend Stephen Robertson … Read More

Sustainable energy for Wat Tyler Country Park

VNTT Trustees & Steve Prewer - BBC Countryside Parks Manager

On a sunny March day, our Trustees and Steve Prewer (Basildon Council) celebrated the installation of new solar panels to the roof of the old laboratory, now an arts centre, at Wat Tyler  country park. The purchase of these was made possible thanks to part of a £53,000 grant from Veolia North Thames Trust. Doug Benjafield – Chairman of VNTT said “The … Read More

Discover Wildspace app launch

Cllr Melvin Wallace at Wybridge Primary School

Monday 16th March saw the launch of a new and exciting wildlife app for Rainham.  A group of 10 – 11 year old children from Whybridge Junior School showed just how easy the app is to use across a wide range of electronic media. By the wonder of time travel, the children were also joined by John Harle, the man … Read More