The Parish Council takes great pride looking after the green spaces. The work includes the regular cutting of all greens and not letting them get too overgrown. Ditches are cleared on a regular basis at Spinfish, Brookside and Norton Green. Annual surveys are carried out looking at all trees on parish land. All work is done through projects and started with the increase of wild flowers and fruit orchard at Granny’s Meade. Planting also takes into account the encouragement of insect life.
Our last project was at Spinfish. Phase One was to clear the area on the left from Freshwater to Sheepwash. Lots of bulbs were planted with the help of scouts and cubs. Wild flower mats were also put down. Phase Two was clearing the opposite side of the stream. A bench and bridge were introduced and the benefit to the community is that they will be able to see the lovely countryside beyond.
These are our main spaces for the community to enjoy:
School Green with its iconic horse chestnut trees and access into playing fields through the car park.
West Green at Middleton
Black Hut Green where there are some nice trees and a peaceful place to sit.
Spinfish is a popular place for people to walk through and there is always plenty of wildlife to be seen as you walk through to Middleton.
In 2015 the Parish Council took over responsibility for maintaining Stroud playing fields along with additional land at Moa Place, the green space on the front at Freshwater Bay and the land around Gate Lane toilets.