9. Restoring the Majesty of the Meads
Themes: Ecology and biodiversity; Public engagement
- Improve bankside and in-channel habitat
- Improve public engagement with the river
- Improve public access to the river (virtual and physical)
A habitat restoration and community engagement project to restore the natural value and wildlife of King's Meads nature reserve.
Programme of habitat and access improvement works, alongside community engagement and education activities. These will establish the site as a focus for enjoyment, learning and practical action for wildlife.
Habitat work will include over 5,000m of fencing to enable conservation grazing to be introduced to the site, along with ditch and chalk bank restoration. Visitor access work will include the creation of nature trails and the appointment of a part time Project Officer to engage local people in the restoration of the site.