Pond created at town orchard

A pond is developed at Bourne Community Orchard
A pond is developed at Bourne Community Orchard

The Friends of Bourne Wood have been in the process of creating a wildlife pond in the Community Orchard for several months.

This has now become a reality thanks to support from Bakkavor with a couple of work parties.

The pond was started in November 2016, after the liner was donated by the Forestry Commission, but adverse weather stopped play, so last week it was completely dug, with the liner fitted and filled with water.

Secretary of the Friends of Bourne Wood Sarah Roberts said: “Everyone seemed to have great fun digging the pond, and it has been great to see it completed and full of water.

“There is still plenty to do, with plants still to be inserted, and the area made secure.”

Those visiting at the weekends can see the project develop further, and hopefully enjoy the wildlife attracted when completed.

The orchard, which is off Beech Avenue, is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am to 6pm (dusk in winter).

There is a work party every Saturday morning from 10am to midday, for general maintenance of the orchard – and anyone is welcome to join.

The Friends would like to give a huge thank you to Bakkavor, and to the individuals – Carla Collick, Tracy London, Anna Moffitt, John Gomez, Nicole London, Richard Thorold, Shannon Hasbury and Jennie Beasley, and to Cindy and Mick Curtis for managing the project.

l What do you think of the project? E-mail your views to: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk