Welcome to Newham Green Gym, the East Ham Nature Reserve Conservation Volunteers

Norman Road has become a controlled parking zone. We have a few parking permits for volunteers, but please come by public transport if you can. There is a disabled space, where blue badge holders can park for 3 hours. 
Newham residents can get 10 free permits to park anywhere in the borough using this link:

If sweaty gyms are not for you, why not join our friendly group to exercise in the open air, giving nature a helping hand at the same time? We work to maintain the diversity of habitats at the nature reserve. We do a variety of tasks from cutting trees and digging out brambles to planting wildflowers and clearing ivy from gravestones and paths. We also do more specialised tasks like hedge laying (read Peter’s article in latest news). There is something suitable for everyone and you can work at your own pace. To find out more about what we are doing, see our latest newsletter Newsletter winter 2017

We meet every Wednesday 10am-1pm and the last Saturday of each month 10am-1pm. The next Saturday work session will be 28th April 10am-1pm. 

Comnature reserve slow worme and meet some of the inhabitants of the nature reserve. It is an exceptional site for slow worms as well as a good site for common lizards. First sighting of a slow worm this season on Friday 6th April. Common lizards won’t be around until the weather gets warmer. There are also plenty of slugs, snails and minibeasts under logs and bumblebees flying about. 

Here is a list of animals and plants featured in our newsletters Animals and plants

Our address is East Ham Nature Reserve, Norman Road, London E6 6HN.

Sessions are free and run from 10am-1pm. Even if you don’t want to work, come along at 11.30am for hot drinks, biscuits and chat.

If you would like to join our group, just turn up wearing suitable clothes and shoes (there are a lot of brambles and stinging nettles on the site). We provide gloves and tools.

Please note that, as all our tasks involve using sharp tools, we cannot take responsibility for under 16s. Children are welcome, but must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

For more information Contact: Judi  020 8470 7680 or Frances 078 4597 3156 or email newhamgg@gmail.com

If you would like to help us publicise the Nature Reserve please download the ‘Nature Reserve needs you’ poster here  Nature reserve needs you

We are an independent community group, which is a member of the TCV Community
Network, but is not run by TCV leaders.

Please note that there is a second Newham Green Gym, which is the Greenway Orchard Project, run by trained TCV leaders. They focus particularly on mental health issues. For information go to http://www.tcv.org.uk/london/green-gym-london/newham-green-gym



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