Moons Moat Conservation Group © 2010-2018
Church Hill Big Local Group
“Now we want to make sure that that the importance of the site and the money and time invested in making it a great place appreciated by more residents and visitors to the local area. This is certainly a significant historical and recreational asset of which the town can be proud.”
10 years on from its founding, the group is still campaigning for the Moat to be maintained appropriate to its status as a scheduled Monument.
2017 saw a significant year when the MMCG partnered with the Church Hill Big Local Partnership's Green Spaces team.
This new alliance has seen a renewed enthusiasm and progress is making the aims of the MMCG become a reality.
The Big Lottery Fund has made an award of £1million to the district Church Hill in Redditch on the basis that it was an area with needs that had previously been overlooked for receiving lottery money. The project is called the Big Local, overseen by The Local Trust.
This money is allocated by the Big Lottery Fund to bring together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live
The Green Spaces group is taking an active interest in Moons Moat, and working with the Conservation Group, aim to restore the site into an attractive visitor location for the town.
To find out more about their activities and how to join them click the image right.
The Moons Moat Conservation Group was initially funded by a Local Heritage Initiative grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is working in partnership with Redditch borough Council.
Phil Mitchell, Secretary of the Group said at the time: “We hope that people will come and discover what Moons Moat and the local area has to offer. At the moment only local residents and a privileged few know of its existence. Over the past few years thanks to funding and support from Redditch Council and the Big Lottery Fund, we’ve been able to improve the site substantially, including clearing mud from the moat, and planting flowers and shrubs which have encouraged wildlife to settle.