St Mary’s Church – Latest ECO developments

We have been talking to ECO groups in the village about the opportunities for nature conservation, and have confirmed that the bank which runs laterally across the churchyard will continue to be lightly strimmed once per year in the autumn, in order not to disturb the wild flowers, particularly primroses, which flourish there and also the ancient ants nests.  In addition, the triangle of land that runs from the church’s south door to the bottom of the bank, will be cleared and sown with yellow rattle and ultimately wild grass-seed and will also be left for annual trimming.  We are intending to add a hedgehog retreat and a bird feeder to this area.  But in the short term, until the area is established, it may well not look as neat and tidy as the rest of the churchyard, and we ask you to bear with us on this.