Places where we can experience the outdoors, get some exercise, breathe some fresh air, run around or sit and watch.
Somewhere where the countryside is recognizable and we can make a link with wildlife, and maybe our natural selves.
Cotton End Park
Ten acres of green space with an assault course and zip wires, picnic tables, trees and wildflowers. The wildlife reserve has ponds, a dipping platform and a bird watching hide. There are sheep, bee hives, and a community orchard.
Mill Park Reserve
A pocket park with ponds, a bog garden and an observation platform by the stream, plus seats and a picnic bench. There is also a field centre, a butterfly garden, a human sundial, a wildflower meadow and a mini woodland.
A Guide to the Birds of the Parish, by Nick Roberts (with a little help from Sue Ebbage). Release date: 1st October. Available to purchase for £15 from The Peephole High Street, Long Buckby or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds from the book will be donated to Long Buckby Green Spaces.
Peter Ellson, who manages the beehives at Cotton End park, has produced 30 jars of honey from Cotton End Park. They are now on sale at £6 a jar, with £1 from each sale donated to Cotton End Park. The honey is delicious. Peter is also selling honeycomb, at 50p per ounce. Peter is happy to take orders, and you can contact him by email: email@example.com or by phone at 07957304828. Hurry while stocks last!
As you most probably know, our popular zip wire has been disabled, following a RoSPA report. We need to replace the existing wooden frame before the zip wire can be restored to working order. This will most probably cost in the region of £10,000, if not more. CAN YOU HELP? We need all the help we can get from our supporters, so we have set up a JustGiving page. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cotton-end-park. Without your support, Cotton End Park will not flourish and continue to provide a haven for families and wildlife.
Week beginning 18 May 2020: In line with recent revised government guidelines, Cotton End Park is now open to cars and small groups, though the play equipment and zip wire are still out of bounds. We will review the situation on a week-by-week basis. Unfortunately, the zip wires will remain closed until further notice as we need to replace the faulty timber to make them safe.