In our neighbourhood, there’s a special place we all share – it’s the Common Land. This green open space is located at the south-eastern corner of the village either side of the Limpsfield Road. It’s where nature thrives and taking care of this land is crucial for keeping our environment healthy.

The Parish Council has responsibility for management of this area and strives to balance both public amenity and the need to protect wildlife habitats and biodiversity which benefits us all. Over the coming months, besides meadow cutting, tree planting and further litter picking, we will be carrying out tree management work after consulting with experts and contractors.

This will involve felling four trees of different sizes (which are either dead or dying) and the removal of diseased branches from some other trees. For our two biggest willow trees we will be pollarding by reducing the whole tree down to trunk and main branching stems only – although this may sound drastic this species responds readily to this action and it should promote new growth and help each tree over the longer-term. We will also be cutting back much of the brambles from the perimeters of each field to ensure we preserve the open grassed areas and paths, and maintain the views across the site.

We are always looking for volunteers of all kinds to get involved – whether you’re a green-fingered gardener, a walker, bird-watcher or just passionate about nature. Your skills can make a real difference in caring for our common land. From litter picking, tree planting, mapping, observing and recording – every effort counts. If you are interested to help, please get in touch with the Clerk via Through good stewardship, we can ensure that our common land remains a source of pride and vitality for generations to come.

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