It is that time of the year again and Friends of Saintbridge Pond reapplied for a Green Flag Award.
On Monday 24th April, Green Flag representatives were shown around Saintbridge allotments and the surrounding area including the nature reserve. On the previous Sunday and early that Monday morning, members of the team had been busy tidying and showing the balancing pond and its environs at its best.
After refreshments, they were shown around by Ken, Charlie and the F.O.S.P. media team. The Environment Agency came along and also gave their point of view regarding the site. Future plans and objectives were made aware to the judges and can be found on this website.
All in all, it has been a long time getting ready for this visit. F.O.S.P. has done what it can. Now its over to the Green Flag decision makers. A result is expected by the 8th May 2017
SAINTBRIDGE NATURE RESERVE & BALANCING POND
Restoration of the popular Feeding Area by Friends of Saintbridge Pond (FOSP)
This area has eroded over time causing slippage and loss of vegetation.
The Friends of Saintbridge Pond (FOSP) have successfully acquired funding through the Gloucester City Community Fund to do the following work,
after Amey (on behalf of Gloucester City Council) have pollarded the trees.
FOSP volunteers will lay 40 tons of top soil over the area with assistance from a JCB.
Place 300 Eco Grid (interconnecting plastic grid to bind the grass
and eventually protect it) in the top soil then grass seed will be sown.
We need volunteers for one or two hours over two days to help with this.
Important Notice: We also need your help to allow the grass to grow
by not walking across the area during this critical period…
If you would like to help for an hour or two, on a weekday or
weekend with this work, please contact: 07752 061113