If you have ever passed along Bascote Road, you may have noticed a new entrance and information board, close to the top of the hill near to the old railway line, this is the site of the community nature reserve for the parish.
This small plot of parish land is being actively managed for the benefit of local wildlife, it is also being created to act as an educational resource for anyone interested in getting closer to wildlife. This small project is still a work in progress, the work being undertaken this year by the young adults undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.
The Duke of Edinburgh volunteers have spent three months helping with conservation tasks at the reserve and also elsewhere in the parish.
The project to create a nature reserve for the parish has not been rushed and will take several years to complete. But to allow anyone who is interested to help or just curious to find out more about what is going on, the reserve will have an open afternoon.
There will be a number of varied conservation tasks available to undertake suitable for all ages and abilities. It will also be possible to view what has been done so far, discuss future plans and also ask questions about wildlife matters within the parish.
So on Saturday 22nd Setember at 2pm you are invited to come along to the reserve and have the rare opportunity to help create a nature reserve.