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We are raising funds for our final major project of the restoration - the "All Year Water" project. This will create an area of permanent water at the southern end of the North Pond. It will remove 2 metres of silt to provide a year round wetland area for wildlife and fish as well as enjoyment for the general public.

 

As a group we cannot complete this task without financial support. Our plan is to complete this work in Autumn 2016 when the pond is dry, but we urgently need contributions now so that we can plan and book required resources in advance. If you are able to contribute the easiest way is to make a donation via our BT MyDonate donations page:    

BT MyDonate will automatically collect Gift Aid for us (if the donation is eligible), which increases your donation by 25%


Information about our target amount and progress towards it are on our BT MyDonate webpage.
Progress towards our target is tracked automatically by MyDonate as donations are made.
The latest information can be viewed at: Progress towards target

Further details on making donations are available here: Make a Donation  

More information about the "All Year Water" project is available here: All Year Water Project

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The regular weekly Work Parties finished at the end of March, as it is the birds nesting season. There will be work parties at approximately 3 weekly intervals to keep everything under control, while minimising any disturbance to wildlife

The plan for the late spring/summer work parties includes:

1. Regular cutting of the grass at the lay-by area and keeping the path weed-free

2. Cutting regrowth of brambles, nettles, etc along the Winchester Road bank where the silt will be deposited

3. Cutting back grass overgrowing path edge along the Corhampton Road

4. Clearing growth around the hedging plants to see if they are likely to recover from the unexpected mowing in 2015

5. Keeping the sluice clear while the stream is flowing

6. Building hibernation log piles in preparation for silt excavation

If you can attend then please call David Mclean or Barry Jerome who organise the work parties (see 'contacts' on the home page) to add your name to the volunteer list, or just turn up on the day.

An email is sent out to volunteers notifying the date of the next work party with the plans of work. If bad weather is expected then the workparty may be cancelled. They are morning work parties starting at 10am for 2 to 2.5 hours. Meet at the Corhampton Road lay-by at 10am.

For further information please click on Work Party Tab

 

COMPLETED WORK

 

The main contacts are:

Barry Jerome (Chairman): 01489 894137

Eric Birbeck: 01489 896649

David Mclean (Work Parties): 01489 891911

Alan Inder: 01489 894051

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