Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Autumn is approaching. The time when gardeners everywhere take stock of the year’s changes in their own little green patches. There has certainly been a great deal to reflect on in the Peacocks Meadow community garden this year. Many of you will have seen that the new benches and planters are now in place. Community groups, including the PORT youth club have taken on the challenge of making the planters bloom with herbs, flowers, wildflowers…

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Peacock’s Meadow Summer Update!

Peacock’s Meadow Summer Update!

Well, Summer is well and truly upon us and the gardening fairies have been busy in the Peacock’s Meadow community garden. Over the winter months we have planted a new wildlife hedge. And community volunteers, Andy Coe and Stuart Palmer (of Fenland Spirit Services) have nobly trimmed and cut the grass and verges. This regular cutting is gradually eradicating the brambles. Youngsters from The PORT youth club have also put in some very hard work…

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It’s not easy being green!

It’s not easy being green!

Amphibians need our help. That was the message of the Peacocks Meadow volunteers in January. The committee organised a workshop for volunteers to create an awesome array of Frog Houses & Toad Abodes. Using broken plant pots, plastic bottles and other recycled materials, they made dozens of frog and toad shelters. Peacocks Meadow committee, Chair, Deb Curtis said. “Not many people are aware that toads and frogs migrate over long distances during the breeding season….

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Peacocks Meadow

Peacocks Meadow

Peacocks Meadow. What is it? And where is it? You’d be forgiven for asking, because Peacocks Meadow is Littleport’s best kept secret. In 2012 a one hectare are of land behind Parson’s Lane was planting with native species woodland trees as part of the Planting Parishes Initiative. Unfortunately, shortly after the planting had taken place, the main access point from parson’s Lane was blocked off by a resident who leased the access strip from the…

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The History of Peacock’s Meadow

The History of Peacock’s Meadow

Back in November, a second meeting was convened to discuss ways to go forward with the regeneration of the land at the back of Parsons Lane and Limes Close that belongs to the Sanctuary Housing Association. Sanctuary were looking at building more houses some years ago but decided against it, thus leaving this land as nature intended. A grant was made to enable some fruit trees to be planted but with access becoming difficult for…

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