We planted Mere View Wood between 1985 -1993. Trees were supplied by Huntingdon District Council. This year 2020 during February we created a woodland path from Gt Drove through to Mere View.
The planting of 80 fruit & nut trees. The Parish Council provided the land in the bottom SW corner of Middletons Recreation Ground. We had grants of £2500 from HDC Community Chest & £2000 form the Coop. We started work in November 2019 when we installed a chestnut paling fence and gate. We planted 60 trees on 6th December. There was 1-2 ft of hardcore just below the turf & had to get a digger in to break through it. We removed barrow loads of rubble to the side of the site.
The project is hoped to supply produce to many deserving causes such as Stronger Together a homeless project in Peterborough to the Community Fridge & others.
We hope that the site will be a haven for wildlife such as frogs from the nearby pond. & will be managed for wildlife as a meadow with wild flowers.