Together their vision is to create an exciting new facility for the enjoyment of the local community which is diverse in wildlife. Their ideas for the Park include the creation of a native wild flower meadow interspersed with native trees, the creation of new orchard and native woodland planting. Accessibility is important and a mix of hard surfaced (e.g. bound gravel or metalled) and mown paths are proposed; and there will also be areas of natural play. A key principle is that the Nature Park should retain an open quality and its design should reflect this.
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It is with great regret that we have had to close the Rhead’s Meadows site due to safety concerns for staff and suppliers shutting their doors. We will keep you updated through the coming weeks with regards to when we will be back on site. Many thanks, Groundworks Manager J K Ashbrook Ltd
Footpaths across the meadow have started to be installed...
Somerford Parish Council are so grateful to Sibelco for planting 250 metres of native hedging on the RSPB land.
The plans have been amended with new pathways, due to the concern of damaging roots on the oak tree in the middle of the site.
The legal transfer of the RSPB land has finally been completed, the Parish Council have begun the journey of putting the plans for the site into effect. At an extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council on Monday last, the 27th January, a contractor was appointed to install the hard landscaping of the pathways and soil bunding. Somerford Parish Council are pleased to confirm that local firm, James Ashbrook Ltd, have been...
Rhead's MeadowAs from December 2019 Somerford Parish Council are now the proud owners of Rhead’s Meadow. A big thank you to the RSPB and we look forward to working with them in the future to deliver a Wildlife meadow with public access.Access PathwayNorthern FieldSouthern FieldSouth, looking North
RSPB COMMITTEE NOTES Date – 23rd January 2020 @ 10.00 – 12.15 pm @ 25 Chelford Road, Somerford Present - Cllr G Bell (GB), Mrs H Brough (HB), Ms A Froggatt (AF), Julie Mason Clerk (JM). Apologies – Cllr P Crompton, Mr C Pringle RSPB (CP) Download Minutes Agenda item To action Transfer of the land to the PC from RSPB. The transfer of the site was now completed, and...
RSPB COMMITTEE NOTES Date – 19th July 2019 @ 9.00 am – 10.30 am @ 25 Chelford Road, Somerford Present - Cllr G Bell (GB), Mr C Pringle RSPB (CP), Ms A Frogatt (AF) Mrs H Brough (HB), Julie Mason Clerk (JM). Download Minutes
RSPB COMMITTEE NOTES Date – 2nd November 2018 @ 9.15 am – 10.40 am @ 25 Chelford Road, Somerford Present - Cllr G Bell (GB), Cllr P Crompton (PC), Mrs H Brough (HB), Julie Mason Clerk (JM), Ben Costello RSPB, Alexandra Froggatt - Design Project Manager (AF). Download Minutes