INVITATION to residents in the Horn Park, Mottingham Lane, Dutch House area.


You may know the River Quaggy flows nearby, but how much do you really know about the river, its condition, wildlife, and how it can be improved?


A new local project aims to make more of the river as a local asset.


– Do you ever cross over the Sidcup Bypass from the Dutch House for exercise or to walk your dog(s) in the Great Meadow and Harmony Woods?
– Perhaps you would like to explore more of the area away from the busy local roads, perhaps beside the river?
– Have you seen or helped with improvements to the grassy bank along Mottingham Lane?
– You may have views about the local litter and fly-tipping including on the banks of the River Quaggy along Mottingham Lane.


For more on the idea and ways you can be involved see Thames 21’s


The project aims to help residents to: 
  • Know how the river and corridor can be improved along the stretch from Jevington Way / Westdean Avenue / Winn Road / Mottingham Lane to the A20 and Great Meadow.
  • Help restore the river as a local natural asset – cleaner, with more wildlife, and better able to help with reducing flood risk.


Get involved

To find out more get in touch. There’s still time and ways to get involved.

We held two introductory sessions in February 2023. Residents from across the area heard about the project and also raised issues and questions including on tackling fly-tipping, how they can help test for water quality, ways to experience kingfishers and wildlife in and using the river, and exploring ways to improve public access on or near the river.

Just email us at or contact us via our social media.

Make a splash without getting wet!