Our first barrel pond is located in a semi-shaded area of the prayer garden at the back of church, next to the car park.
We will keep everyone posted on the exciting insects that come visit and on the installation of our second barrel pond in the Community Project garden, which is due to be set up by summer 2024.
Huge thanks to Alan, Rob and Josh for their hard work and help!
We also planted our first hedgerow in the prayer garden. The hedge is made of a mixture of hawthorn, Dog rose, Dogwood, crab apple and hazel saplings. It will hopefully grow over the next 10 years into a refuge and source of resources for a range of wildlife in the local area. It took a huge effort from our trusty volunteers to clear off all the rumble and bricks in the soil to ensure the trees will grow well! So thank you once again team, for helping me put the first 18 of our 60 trees in place!”
Our second hedgerow is to be planted in the Hall green space, at the start of February 2024. For more accurate dates and to come and join in, please see the church notices or keep your eye out for our Facebook page!
But that is not all, with the start of a brand new year we are hoping to get even more work done! With plans to set up a second barrel pond, a wildlife flower meadow, bug hotel, bird boxes and more. We are also continuing our surveying efforts, taking part in Caring for Gods Acre 2024 in June.
All Saints Church was awarded £2,250 by the Woodland Trust in 2023. This is part of their ‘Igniting Innovation Challenge’ to support our Eco project to not only boost local biodiversity and wildlife connectivity but also improve the local community and give people the opportunity to access wildlife and nature.
All are welcome to join our team and get involved! You don’t need to have any experience or qualifications.
(Images courtesy of Alan Warrington and Rob Trice)