Future plans for the Mill Pond
They've done all that without fuss but more importantly without any real thanks, which is a shame. Without their efforts the area would be a terrible eyesore.
They have very kindly offered to help a newly formed group of local volunteers ("Figheldean Conservation Group") try to make the Mill Pond area a cleaner, tidier place to spend time.
It's early days as yet, but the MoD (who own the land) have graciously given permission for our new group to take on the task of improving and maintaining the area.
The Bulford Conservation Group have also been in touch and offered to help us carry out a botany survey in the area.
We've also been visited by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust who've given us some advice about habitat management.
All we need now are some more local volunteers, because right now there aren't many of us!
If you'd like to take part in the project, please get in touch with me.
We've put together a very basic outline management plan (everything needs a plan), which is attached below.
If we're lucky we'll be able to restore the part of the riverbank footpath which is collapsing into the water, as well as doing more mundane things like keeping the nettles at bay and the litter under control.
|millpond mgmt plan.pdf||Outline management plan|
|100_5779.jpg||In December 2006|