Cricklade Court Leet is delighted to have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £33, 400 for North Meadow . The Court will use part of this grant to purchase 5.5 acres of North Meadow, previously held in private ownership. This land will then become a permanent part of the National Nature Reserve.
Part of the Heritage Lottery Grant has been used to produce this new Court website. The website will communicate information about North Meadow National Nature Reserve and its conservation. The Court’s traditional activites within the Town of Cricklade will also be covered.
The Court will use the grant to improve the experience of visitors to North Meadow National Nature Reserve by improved interpretation and QR code driven audio guides. In addition there will be a series of conservation courses on offer, including those on butterflies and moths, bumblebees, dragonflies , plant recording and scything. These will aim to recruit and train a possible 60 conservation volunteers for North Meadow.
A press release has been produced giving more details of this exciting project.