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Volunteer Chiver's Knoll

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

PAULTON CHIVERS KNOLL COMMUNITY PROJECT

 

Feedback from residents through the Paulton Community Plan questionnaire indicated that residents would like to see more wildlife sites and walks. You may or not be aware that there is a small Woodland Trust reserve in Paulton. It is down a public footpath off Gregory's Tyning. (ST 654 568).

 

In the last few years it attracted a number of children to use it as a mountain bike track which did have some detrimental effect on the wildlife value of the reserve. It is no longer used for that purpose which has now allowed the Woodland Trust to refocus the management regime towards encouraging flora an fauna.

 

The Trust has recently acquired a number of large woodlands which are stretching their limited resources. They are therefore keen to encourage local residents to get involved in helping with the management of small reserves like Chivers Knoll through a community project. The site could quite easily be developed into and managed to encourage wild flowers, butterflies, birds and small mammals and so offer residents a  quiet corner in which to sit peacefully or to picnic.

 

The Woodland Trust would look to help contribute to any site and would remain as a partner in the management along with local voluntary organisation Cam Valley Wildlife Group. It is possible that local Scouts would also contribute.

 

Volunteers are needed to become part of the Chivers Knoll Community Project Team. If you want to get involved or to find out more then please ring me on

01761 418153

 

~ André Fournier 

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