In 1980 the Meadows had become so neglected that local resident Adele Edwards formed the Meadow Users Association. Initially this was an informal arrangement with the objective of encouraging interest in the Meadows. In 1984 this Association was formalised into Friends of the Meadows with the primary aim of involving local people in the management of the Meadows, as an important area of local nature conservation, with an emphasis on wildlife and recreation value.
Our Aims and Objectives
AIMS Through involvement of local people, to support the management of The Meadows as an important area of local nature conservation, with emphasis on the wildlife and recreation value. OBJECTIVES
To contribute to the Council’s management plan and to the achievement of agreed objectives through the implementation of practical projects, in coordination with the Countryside Ranger.
To stimulate interest and involvement in The Meadows by imparting information through notices, activities and a newsletter.
To monitor the condition of The Meadows in every respect: the state of notice boards, benches, gates, hedges, trees, and liaise with the Countryside Ranger, as necessary.
To work very closely with the Countryside Ranger in raising working parties to clean up and improve The Meadows as a habitat for wildlife.
To seek funding for any of the above, where appropriate.
To organise occasional social events and an annual lecture and AGM for our members, their families and friends.