The Pocket Park is situated just outside Syresham, off Main Road at Kingshill layby. It is managed by Syresham Parish Council.
The park was created in 2007 to provide a conservation area in our community, to attract wildlife and to provide an open space for residents and local groups to enjoy.
The area has several habitats including a woodland walk and a meadow. The park is also bounded on two sides by water; a tributary of the River Ouse and a stream. A pond also provides an important habitat.
For further information or to report any issues, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01280 851178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Renovation Project
Over the years the original benches, paths and steps have been worn or damaged and the vegetation has reclaimed some areas. In the spring of 2020 the Parish Council were informed that it had been successful in its application to MHCLG for a Pocket Park grant, which will enable us to fully renovate the park.
Some of the planned works already underway are: renewal of the access steps, repairs to the pontoon, replacement benches and picnic tables.
The Wildlife Trust has also carried out a survey in the park and has sent a report to help the Parish Council make further plans for improving the site.
It has been necessary to leave the grass long in summer 2020 so that the wildlife and plant survey could take place. We have also not been able to arrange working parties to tackle overgrown paths etc while the national COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent restrictions have been in place. The management of the grass and vegetation will resume as soon as possible.
If you would be interested in joining future working parties to help look after this wonderful little park, please contact the parish clerk with your details and we'll be in touch.
Contact parish Clerk 01280 851178 or email email@example.com