The heather growth that we are trying to encourage is seen here. The Common is a County Wildlife Site and we are keen to mange the area in line with this status. We aim to do this and make it available for people to use and enjoy. We know that many dog walkers use the site and are responsible when walking their dogs and it is a shame that they are let down by the few that are not. Perhaps if you see someone not picking-up you could offer them a bag in case they have forgotten to bring one. It might help.
We have been working on clearing gorse and bracken. Butterfly conservation have been helping us with this by funding a spraying programme for bracken. We have been scraping the ground to help clear gorse and then scattering heather cuttings to promote the heather growth.
Much of the work is being co-ordinated by Greenways who help to involve volunteers to carry out this work. If you would like to be involved further then do get in touch.
We hope to conduct wildlife surveys to try and identify what exists and this is another area where volunteers can help us.