Villagers from Lamberhurst gathered on a sunny Saturday morning to help improve the village's common for both people and wildlife. 20 local residents took up bowsaws, slashers and loppers to help clear a path around a wildlife pond.
Local resident Sam Nicholas said, "This project will help to open up access for walkers and local school children to this beautiful pond and woodland. It is amazing what can be achieved in a day with just a few handtools. We've cut down a lot of small trees and scrub today, so next time we're going to have baked potatoes too!"
The new ‘Friends of the Common' group for Lamberhurst will meet again on Sunday 7 November, to create a woodland glade by coppicing small trees. New volunteers are welcome to join the group at 10am in Lamberhurst, at the public car park next to the Brown Trout pub (TN3 8HA). Staff from the Kent High Weald Partnership will be providing tools and training in their safe use on the day, so no previous experience in practical conservation work is necessary..