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01 Nov 17

From swifts to speed limits

Many, many meetings have taken place over the summer. Such a wide variety of factors have to be considered; from protecting nesting sites for the swifts when they return next summer to requesting reduced speed limits past the car park. Progress has been made on the plans to turn the woodyard from a storage and car parking area into our new additional catering venue - good news for everyone who has queued for a cup of tea on a sunny summer Sunday!

Aerial view of Charlecote woodyard and green court from gatehouse roof

02 Aug 17

Being patient

Work at the Avenue slowed to a halt in April when we realised we had several birds nesting around the site. We had to wait until the chicks had fledged. Lots of planning was taking place in the background though. Experts also undertook a bat survey and evidence of bats nesting and roosting was found. This will have an impact on the work we are able to carry out and when we can do so.

Baby blue tit chicks in nest at Charlecote Park

08 Mar 17

Revealing the avenue

We've officially named our new site Charlecote Avenue, the most popular suggestion by far from our volunteers. Following permission from Stratford District Council we've been able to begin work on removing ugly conifers and intrusive stands of bamboo which have encroached on the trees of the ancient avenue.

Park ranger removing old conifers in Charlecote avenue project