Join us for a picnic in the park, street games and more on Sunday 5th June at Great Shelford Recreation Ground. Visit https://www.greatshelfordparishcouncil.gov.uk/council_events/ for the latest news.
Our Pocket Park is a one acre nature reserve off Granhams Road with a variety of native flowers in a central grassland area surrounded by trees. It is of high biodiversity value with over 60 recorded plant species that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife. A former Parish Councillor, Pat Bateman, was instrumental in setting up this oasis and a memorial stone honours her work. The site was formerly used for the extraction of clay for making building bricks used in local buildings, hence it is officially known as the Clay Pit.
With support from Great Shelford Parish Council, a small team of local volunteers manages the reserve by cutting the meadow areas, keeping the scrub under control and keeping the access paths clear. If you would like more information or wish to help with practical management of this local wildlife oasis please email firstname.lastname@example.org.