The biggest single thing we can do for bio-diversity on the Rec is to provide a wildlife pond and we have commissioned a design for a pond near the gate of Latchmere Lane/Tudor Drive. We envisage this being enclosed by a fence, similar to the existing boundary fence, but lower, to keep out dogs (which unfortunately are not compatible with wildlife ponds) and unsupervised children. Accompanied children will, of course, be very welcome to enjoy the pond and its wildlife. The pond would be surrounded by extensive planting which will hide the fence and create a peaceful, wildlife haven within. There will be an interpretation board to increase the educational benefit of the pond.
We are consulting with residents on all our plans, including the pond and there will be an opportunity to see more detailed proposals at our public General Meeting in May.