Friends of Marshway Pond

 The Friends of Marsh Way Pond

This group was founded in the summer of 2011 with the aim of protecting the ancient pond on Pope Lane Park. Encouraged and supported by South Ribble Borough Council (who removed the seating area as it had become the site of litter and vandalism) we cleaned up the pond, removed invasive non-native weeds, planted flag iris, wildflower seeds and plug plants and removed self seeded trees from the pond margins.  In the winter months we made and erected bird boxes, removed graffiti from the fence, put up a sign to advertise our presence and held regular litter-picks throughout the whole of the park.

This year we created a flowerbed near the pond, with the help of a grant from Green Partnership Awards and we will be developing the planting scheme in the future.  We also helped the council plant 2,000 daffodil bulbs on the park this November.

We would be very happy to receive new members: children are very welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.  We don’t have regular work days, but organise them as and when necessary and we also meet about 3 times a year in the community centre at Kingsfold.

To join us you do not need to be super-fit!  All you need is enthusiasm and a pair of stout wellies!

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If you are interested in joining the group please contact us through Steve Caswell, Penwortham Town Council Manager, on 01772 750533 or see our Facebook site for details of forthcoming workdays or meetings, and simply turn up.