It was great to see 26 members/ volunteer workers turn up for the first clear up of the surrounds of the Warren Pond last Saturday (11th October). The Group carried out the work in partnership with Ferring Parish Council which now owns the pond. Refreshments were kindly provided by members Sue and Tony Palmer who live nearby.
Much undergowth including brambles was cut back and a skip was soon filled with this, but it will allow us now to carry out a proper assessment of the pond to judge what further essential work is required in the future when finances allow. It will then hopefully return the pond to being a very valuable wildlife habitat, where ducks, kingfishers and bats are already being seen, as well as an asset for the village.
More work parties will be organised in the future so keep your eyes open for details, and it is hoped that a number of applications will be made for grants to assist in financing the work.