This is part
of a 1000 acre green mosaic that covers the north west of Guildford.
It is owned by Surrey County Council and managed by Surrey Wildlife
Trust; it is a major wildlife reserve and amenity area. Previously
the area was an integral part of the local community, providing
grazing and foraging. This green area is a wildlife reserve and
prime amenity space, in an area of encroaching housing, with high
population density. Within a short distance of the common are
5 schools and numerous youth groups. A recent study showed approximately
25,000 people of school age living within 5 miles of the common.
of approximately 200 metres of mixed hedging was carried out by
local Scout and Guide groups, with a little help from the parents.
This hedgerow will act as a corridor for wildlife and improve
local biodiversity by reintroducing native species that have been
lost through disease and neglect.
some real work in between showers, and went home with a sense
of a job well done; Surrey Wildlife Trust very efficiently organised
tea, coffee and cakes and biscuits for the workers. The job was
completed in one day.