Community work

Reach 24 Acres

Drawing up plans for the Reach 24 Acres community project © Lois Baker

Drawing up plans for the Reach 24 Acres community project

We've teamed up with the residents of the small community of Reach to develop a community space for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Plans for the land include a cricket pitch, horse ménage, community orchard, a small astronomical observatory and woodland with picnic tables connected by a network of paths.

Ponds, hedgerows and wild flower meadows will also be created for wildlife.

Lode with Longmeadow Community Woodland

Children planting saplings on White Fen © National Trust

Children planting saplings on White Fen

We are working with Lode Parish Council, The Woodland Trust & East Cambridgeshire District Council to create a community woodland on White Fen, near Lode.

The woodland is part of the Planting Parishes Scheme, which aims to increase tree cover in East Cambridgeshire, one of the least wooded areas in the country, by 5-10%.

What's going on

Follow our blog to keep up to date with all the latest community news, events and activities at Wicken Fen and Anglesey Abbey.

Community Liaison Forum

Our Community Liaison Forum provides a regular opportunity for local communities and user groups to raise opportunities for engagement, access improvements, and to help influence development of the Wicken Fen Vision. 

If you feel your user group is not represented on the List of Forum Members or for more information - please contact Lois Baker

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