Bucklebury Estates Common Vision
The programme is being coordinated by Alex Cruickshank of Sundew Ecology.
The Bucklebury Estate have shared their vision for Bucklebury Common. The vision is available to view at: www.SundewEcology.co.uk/bucklebury-common
Please visit www.sundewecology.co.uk/bucklebury-common for regular updates about what is happening on the common.
This was presented to the Parish at a public meeting in the Oak Room of the Memorial Hall, Upper Bucklebury, at 18:30 on the 16th November 2022 and online on the 17th November 2022 due to room capacity limitations.
Questions have been raised over signage advising that dogs are required to be on leads during the nesting season - this is in accordance with the CROW Act 2000. (The Countryside and Rights of Way Act): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code-advice-for-countryside-visitors
November 2023 the following was posted " More heathland management work underway - You may have seen a small excavator on the open heath near Fanny's Lane. It is working to pull up selected gorse and birch plants to ensure that the heath remains open, and to stop it becoming overgrown. We have sucessfully trialled this technique last year on the main areas of heathland towards the Lower Common. It gets rid of the gorse and birch without the need for herbicides and is very selective, leaving excellent habitat for all the wildlife, including the rare Dartford Warbler. This work is funded by the Farming in Protected Landscape scheme from the North Wessex Downs National Landscape. If you see the excavator working, please give it a wide berth to ensure your safety."