New lease of life for Carbrooke Millennium Green

Great news for dog walkers and visitors alike to the 10 acre site of the Millennium Green in Carbrooke. Post code lottery funding has been secured by the Wayland Partnership ‘Growing Together Project’ (which aims to bring communities together through conservation and environmental initiatives).

Public response to this project was overwhelming in singling out and highlighting the desire, to see regeneration work undertaken at this much loved local beauty spot. Number one was to see clearing of overgrowth of invasive pond weeds on the pond. In 2015 the pond had significant quantities of frog and newt spawn and a healthy amphibian population. Unfortunately this showed a major decline this season with the pond overgrowth potentially to blame.

As a significant contributor to a successful wildlife habitat the ponds health is of paramount importance, as well as the visual attraction it offers to the community. The regeneration will also include the two commemorative benches which will be given a ‘spruce up’, (It would be much appreciated if the bench owners could make contact with us to confirm they are happy for us to work on the benches).

Following on from a site visit by an independent conservation consultant, ‘environmentally sound’ plans have been submitted to the Millennium Green Management Committee for consideration and approval. It is hoped that the project work will be carried out in part by young people in Wayland, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The call is also going out to anyone in our community who would like to get involved in this rewarding regeneration project. If you have not volunteered before it’s a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills and ‘make a difference’.
The Millennium Management Committee and Trustees would also warmly welcome new members to their committee. If you would like to be part of an enthusiastic team ensuring the future stewardship of this valuable community asset please contact:- tonycoppen@btinternet.com

Unlimited tea and chocolate biscuits guaranteed!

Pamela Morgan Project Worker ‘Growing Together’

Photos by Debbie Harris taken at the Millennium Green pond in 2011

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