This week’s Tuesday volunteer task was my first visit to Blackwater Common. Not an extensive Common, more a remnant, a strip of land managed on behalf of Blackwater and Hawley Town Council. It lies on what was once the boundary to Frogmore Park Estate. Long since gone, the pond on Frogmore Park Drive is a small reminder of the landscaped grounds that must have existed here.
Our wonderful volunteers did an exceptional job clearing invasive rhododendron and holly and collecting 13 sacks of rubbish! Clearing the undergrowth has defined the boundary of our patch and will promote the development of mature trees, as well as helping reduce the Common’s appeal for less social activities (hence 13 sacks of rubbish!).
A very big thank you to everyone who lent a hand.
Casual Assistant Ranger Sarah.