The Trustees of the PDCC have taken the decision to do what they can to bring the natural world that little bit closer to inhabitants whilst at the same time both reducing their carbon footprint and furthering their general sustainability.
“Bringing nature closer”, will involve opening up those areas of the playingfield that over the years have become lost to scrub and brambles and plant a collection of grass and wildflower seeds to create a species-rich habitat that may in time encourage invertebrate life for all ages to investigate and enjoy.
The establishment of a wildflower meadow will take some years, but it will offer a diverse, and exceptionally attractive habitat. The plant diversity attracts insects and other invertebrates (including butterflies, bees, spiders and millipedes), birds and mammals and the flowering species will add a changing palate of colour to our local environment throughout the seasons, for the pleasure of young and old alike.
The project is managed by a small working group reporting to the Trustees and the preparation of the ground completed September 2021 and over 40 species of seeds sown.
See here the varieties of wild flower and grasses that we hope to see in the near future
We believe that active involvement of the local community in managing the site encourages ownership values to be fostered. Opportunities for education and recreation abound (ranging from nature studies to art lessons). We will be hoping the community get involved in a variety of activities to actively design, plan and manage the site as we progress.
If you would like to get involved in any small way, the Working Group would love to talk to you.
We will be keeping everyone up to date on progress through The Star and on the web via our blog page