Improvements planned for Wacton village nature spot

District councillor Des Fulcher, left, and project co-ordinator, parish councillor Peter Jacques, at

District councillor Des Fulcher, left, and project co-ordinator, parish councillor Peter Jacques, at the side of the pond area, one of the areas involved in the Wacton Community Woodland Project. Some of the overgrown trees and shrubs are visible. Picture: DES FULCHER - Credit: Archant

A project to enhance a picturesque nature spot has been launched in a south Norfolk village.

District councillor Des Fulcher, left, and project co-ordinator, parish councillor Peter Jacques, at

District councillor Des Fulcher, left, and project co-ordinator, parish councillor Peter Jacques, at the side of the pond area, one of the areas involved in the Wacton Community Woodland Project. Some of the overgrown trees and shrubs are visible. Picture: DES FULCHER - Credit: Archant

Wacton Parish Council has set up the Community Woodland Project with the help of a 'member ward' grant from district councillor Des Fulcher.

The project will involve putting in carefully designed pathways, a footbridge, glades to support native wildlife and small piles of logs from fallen trees for insects to flourish.

Mr Fulcher the project would involve two areas - a woodland space and a pond area near the village green.

He said one of the aims was to create an space where children could learn about the environment.

District councillor Des Fulcher, left, and project co-ordinator, parish councillor Peter Jacques, at

District councillor Des Fulcher, left, and project co-ordinator, parish councillor Peter Jacques, at the side of the pond area, one of the areas involved in the Wacton Community Woodland Project. Some of the overgrown trees and shrubs are visible. Picture: DES FULCHER - Credit: Archant

Mr Fulcher said: 'The pond area will have a certain amount of the overgrown trees and shrubs cut back to create a better environment for wildfowl, although some birds occasionally visit this area the plan is to encourage more so a balanced environment can be maintained.'

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