We need your help. We all love our pets, but sadly they can be a problem for our wildlife.
Nature is vulnerable to access
But a little care can make a big difference.
We want you to enjoy this new greenspace, but in a considerate fashion that doesn’t threaten the wildlife we already have. Otherwise more access will mean it becomes harder to keep.
In fact, over time we want this site’s impressive biodiversity* to get even better – but to do so we need your assistance.
[*Biodiversity is a term used to describe the whole variety of life on Earth. It includes all forms of living matter within an environmental area, for example plant material and all types of wildlife.}
Many cats hunt and all dogs create messes, both disturb wildlife.
So when the Louisburg and Quebec homes are occupied we expect around 100 more dogs and over 60 domestic cats to use this greenspace and add to the present pet problem. But following a few simple measures could help not only your pets’ welfare but also be helpful to nature too:
Nature is vulnerable to disturbance, especially ground-nesting birds. Bordon Inclosure is provided for dog walkers and others to avoid the sensitive areas. To show where dogs need to be controlled we have introduced a traffic light system for owners to follow – please see the map:
In the new Bordon Inclosure where dogs can run free.
But please be considerate of other site users.
Dogs should be on leads or under close control
No dogs are allowed in the especially sensitive natural area.
Please try to conform to this system.
Managing a greenspace like this calls for a great deal of work and requires lots of funding too. Sadly these days raising money to keep sites such as this open and in the condition you like takes a good deal of time and money.
How you can help
Be a friend
We have a Friends group to help with raising money
Become a volunteer
Volunteering is a great way to learn more about nature – and for keeping fit too! Volunteers help us with the maintenance of footpaths, walkways, bridges etc. and in keeping some of the vegetation at bay – it’s a year-round task, but great fun and makes you healthier too.
Act as a greenspace ambassador
We need people who are happy to act as greenspace ambassadors. People who are prepared to inform the community about the site’s benefits and all of its natural wonders. To do so effectively all ambassadors are taught to deliver key messages in a simple and direct way.
To contact us
If you’d like to be a Friend, act as a Volunteer or undertake to be an Ambassador, then talk to us on 01420 479070, or email us.