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Nene Park Recreation & Wildlife

Support from the Mick George Community Fund has enabled upgrades to a professional standard, as well as implementing wildlife friendly measures on the surrounds.

Nene Park Recreation Enhancements

Following funding from the Mick George Group, Nene Park Trust have undertaken two projects within Nene Park to improve their recreation offering for visitors, whilst also improving the surrounding for an abundance of wildlife and species.

Nene Park has recently taken back in hand 14 acres of sports pitches within the park boundary, previously leased to Pearl Insurance. Subsequently, they are now making the pitches available for community use.

This funding has permitted the purchase of mobile goalposts and a cylinder mower, so that maintenance to the pitches can be carried out to a professional standard. Around the margins of the pitches, a series of wildlife friendly measures such as bat and bird boxes, a bug hotel and wildflower strips have been implemented.

Also, using volunteer help, a mink-proof tern raft that floats on water in the park offering common terns and other seabirds a comfortable and safe location to rest and feed, has been created.

Nene Park receives over one million visitors each year, each experiencing the many benefits amounting from the project.

The development is seen as a continuation of the work to improve the biodiversity of the park, which has already seen the creation of new lowland flood-meadows at Ferry Meadows, also with help from The Mick George Group.

Being a major greenspace provider for Peterborough, Nene Park is already a very popular location for sports activity. Bringing the sports pitches back into use has been widely received by the local communities, and the demand they have seen proves that they are a much needed addition to the Nene Park facilities.

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