About this cause
In the mid-1990s two adjoining areas of land owned by Lingfield Parish Council and Tandridge District Council were placed in the care of a management committee of local people to establish a wildlife project. Since then we have created woodland areas, hedgerows, a community orchard, large meadowlands, a wetland area and a butterfly garden. Both areas were awarded Local Nature Reserve status and are now jointly known as Lingfield Nature Reserves. The Lingfield Nature Reserves is a community project run by local people aimed at restoring part of the old Lingfield common, with the aim to increase biodiversity within a local amenity for the pleasure and education of all.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The reserves are a key amenity area and volunteer days encourage people to explore them in more depth and learn about the nature on their doorstep. We have a programme for schools and local organisations for pond dipping and would like to run additional seasonal studies, such as butterflies, birds and pond life. We would like to repeat our popular photography competition.