Visited the Moat last week on a cold, damp & foggy morning but pleased to say the work we have put in over the last six months is paying off.
The spring bulbs planted by the children of Moons Moat First School and Abbeywood First School are all showing well and a good display is in the offereing in the next few months.
The brook is running well and the water feeding into the moat so its once again full.
A nice collection of duck are enjoying the water (There are lots of collective names for ducks, I like a Paddle of Ducks) as well as other birds.
Where the new growth trees and scrub has been removed we now have a nice view across the moat.
We are expecting RBC contractors to start work on the trees around the moat in the next few weeks and plans are well advanced for the erection of some "walking" signs on surrounding roads and paths.
We are still seeking funding for the two planned interpretation boards and we are also working with Church Hill Big Local Partnership on plans for the Community Wild Life Garden adjacent to the eastern end of the scheduled area.
Hopefully we will be organising "Volunteer" days starting in the spring and we are looking for partners to run activity days such as art, photography and wild life sessions on site.
What we really need now is more volunteers to help organise these activities and local business sponsors to fund them. If you can help, please get in touch.
Thanks to RBC, NWWM, CHBL WAAS and all who have helped get us this far.