The improvement project is progressing well at Savernake Park thanks to the hard work and dedication of rangers, volunteers and contractors.
Hugh, who is one of our long serving volunteers and a member of the Hedge And Woodland Conservationists (HAWC), is pictured (right) laying a hazel hedgerow.
This is an ancient and skilled management practice, which helps to rejuvenate a hedge by encouraging new growth. Our contractors (from Flowline Ltd) have completed the work to clean out the silt traps, which will increase improve water quality and the pond’s capacity and effective
ness in controlling water. Work lined up in the coming weeks includes further habitat improvements and cleaning the roadside gullies that run up the side of Savernake Way, to improve drainage to the pond.