New greenspace for a new year
Happy New Year! I thought it was about time I updated you on my progress! The review of our “Greenspace on your doorstep” booklet is well underway. The printed version won’t be rolling off the press just yet, but the online version is much improved and now includes 14 new entries.
You can see all the greenspaces on our website, on a map or as an alphabetical list. But here’s my pick of the new entries. All have free car parks and nice walks, but follow the links for full details of where to find them and what to expect:
Frost Folly Park on Weller’s Lane, Warfield. Peaceful meadows with lovely views towards Warfield Church.
Cabbage Hill on Forest Road, Binfield. Space and a breath of fresh air, with lovely views over Bracknell and the surrounding countryside.
Bramshot Farm Country Park, Bramshot Lane, Fleet. Thoughtfully designed greenspace with a choice of trails.
Chertsey Common, Longcross on Kitsmead Lane, Chertsey. Take the short loop on a well finished path or branch out to explore neighbouring fields.
Buckler’s Forest, the former TRL site just outside Crowthorne. Now being developed into a fantastic greenspace perfect for running, cycling or walks with the dog.
Ash Green Meadows, pictured above, is at the end of South Lane, Shawfield, Ash. Although not quite finished, this huge fenced meadow is well worth seeking out.
As I review each entry on the website, I’m adding a picture gallery. Most of the pictures have been submitted by myself or my colleagues, but it would be fabulous to be able to add some of your pictures too. So if you fancy a small piece of fame, do send us your photographs and I’d love to include them. You may notice that many of our pictures are taken in autumn and winter. That’s because we’re out on the heaths in spring and summer, telling the story of the heathlands. Ones of you and your family enjoying themselves, or the meadows in spring and summer, would be especially welcome. Please send them via Facebook, Twitter or email, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Our website is the only place where all the SANGs, or Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspaces, are listed in one place, so we hope you find it useful.
Senior Warden Sarah.