A GREEN space recently saved for the community has now been tidied up and mowed.

Fox's Field in Wellington was bought by Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) in January this year, following its designation as an Asset of Community Value.

SWT has been working alongside Wellington Mills Community Interest Company (CIC) and Transition Town Wellington (TTW) to protect the field as an open, green space for the whole community.

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And now, the field has been mown and baled by a contractor.

“Do go walk round the field now if you can... it’s quite a transformation,” said Anita Roy, a director of Wellington Mills CIC and a key member of TTW.

“Hopefully we'll have nice clear bits for the wildflower meadows and good nutritious mulch for the new trees and planting.”

Volunteers from TTW removed the debris and obstructions from the field, after the cutter arm struck an uncharted drain cover during the first attempt at mowing.

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As well as this, the Wellington Mills CIC has succeeded in grant application for funds for information and interpretation boards at the site.

Money from Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) will provide a total of £2,400 towards the cost of installing the boards about the project at various entrances to Fox’s Field.

“We’re enormously grateful to SCF for supporting our work at Fox’s Field,” said Carrie Blogg from the Wellington Mills CIC.

“We have already received support from other funders including Wellington Town Council and the Nineveh Trust that will help pay for site preparation works and the plants for the forest garden.”

A forest garden is a garden modelled on the structure of young natural woodland, utilising plants of direct and indirect benefit to people. It may contain large trees, small trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, annuals, root crops and climbers, all planted in such a way as to maximise positive interactions and minimise negative interactions, with fertility maintained largely or wholly by the plants themselves.

Seed funding from the Transition Town Network has also allowed TTW to hold a series of public consultation over the past nine months.