Moons Moat Conservation Group © 2010-
Although the name of the moat appears on many local signs and markers, there is little remaining of the ancient monument, which is buried beneath a housing estate in the new town. Originally a hunting lodge with a moat, dating back to the sixteenth century, Moons Moat was later extended to include a fishing pool. Today however, the area has become an overgrown eyesore, prey to vandals and fly tippers.
Now thanks to the grant, from the Local Heritage Initiative, and support from Redditch Borough Council, the Moons Moat Conservation group will be setting to work.Tony Croucher, former secretary of the group said:” The whole area is a mess and the moat itself, which is the only part remaining, is completely dried up by overgrown vegetation. We need help, in removing debris and reinstating or repairing fences. Anyone old enough or strong enough to hold tools can help in the clean up. This is likely to take 18 months but the whole project is planned to last ten years, during which time we will be engaging with local schools and producing promotional literature so that local people can find out more about this piece of local history.”