We are lucky enough to have our very own nature reserve here in Kelvedon, and for some time now Kelvedon Parish Council has been working on a management plan for Brockwell Meadows to further enhance the site for wildlife but also alleviate some of the concerns of local residents in relation to the management of the ditches and other areas including the pond and willow trees.
We now have a plan in place, and it is hoped that, by carrying out some specific works now, we will be able to not only enhance the meadows for all those who visit regularly, but it will also allow this much valued area to continue to be enjoyed by future generations.
Over the next few months we will be carrying out some restoration and re-profiling works to the pond and selected ditch sections which will involve the clearance of some vegetation and silt and the pollarding of selected willow trees.
These works are being carried out as a result of detailed discussions with both the Environment Agency and Essex Wildlife Trust and all matters relating to the health and safety of both operatives and the public will be adhered to. In addition, working hours will be restricted to daylight hours during the week only and any disruption will be kept to the absolute minimum.
If you have any questions relating to these planned works, please contact the Parish Council by emailing email@example.com