Beautiful images of a meadow brown taken in the park last night, at the end of the year’s longest day, by Chris Seymour.
Email from a park user on Monday:Read on to find out more:
Before the end of June, the park’s tenant farmer will be cutting the grass for hay and for silage. The work will extend over several days but which days and for how long will depend on the weather. When the work is due to begin, Wiltshire Council will put up notices at all the gates to warn park users, and on the website we will try to keep you posted.
Please be careful when there is farm machinery in the fields, particularly if you have children with you, and please, please will dog walkers take extra care. Our farmer knows how the park is used and will keep his eye open for children and exuberant dogs but most of the work will be done by contractors who may not be expecting either.
Counting hedgehogs is not easy and the best information we have about hedgehog populations is always an estimate.Continue reading “Counting hedgehogs”
We have a phone for text and voicemail but posted the wrong number to our contacts page. We apologise, not just for the original error but also for the many weeks it has taken us to notice.
The correct number is 07744 708798
Elena Aschiopoaiei has emailed her pictures of rain-soaked larch cones in the park.Continue reading
Park users often send us their photographs of the park: larch cones in the rain, their children or grandchildren playing in the woods, butterflies on the point of escaping from the picture, first flowerings, blurred birds and fabulous views of the sunset. We would love to be able to publish more of themContinue reading “Photographs”
Please pick up after your dog.
We hate to nag but last weekend was particularly bad; there were complaints from several people:Continue reading “Scooping poop”
During the Easter holiday there were little children seen playing in the park, apparently unattended by any adult. In particular, two little boys, maybe six or seven years old, were seen playing all by themselves on the bank of the stream by the wooden bridge. The weather had been very wet and the water level was high, certainly high enough to drown a small boy.Continue reading “Keeping children safe”
Judy’s dynamic warm up group; new runners out in the park for the first time with their coach, Judy. Well done all!
On two occasions in the last week or so people have been seen flying drones in the park. On both occasions, dangerously close to walkers, the car park and the main road.Continue reading “…and no drones”
Mail from Park Watch
Just wanted to report the riding of a quad bike in the field by Lambrok. One adult Male riding with a small toddler included.
What really happens to the plastic bottles thrown away in the park?
One or another of the Friends walks around the park pretty much every day and picks up rubbish as he or she goes. Most of what we pick up is plastic and most of the plastic is in the shape of bottles.
Here is a short video to explain what happens to a plastic bottle after it is thrown away.
It has been Mental Health Awareness week all week and we only just noticed.Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week”