Guildford in Bloom, September 2019
Gold in the Best Site for Nature Conservation category in the prestigious Guildford in Bloom 2019 awards.
This award recognises the diverse range of species that have made the wildlife area their home, and shows an appreciation for the amount of community involvement and effort that is put in to maintaining the area. The nature conservation site is managed and maintained by the Fox Corner Community Wildlife Area Association (FCCWAA), local volunteers, scout, cub and brownie groups, and FCCWAA’s partner organisations: the Pirbright Institute and Network Rail.
Enjoy the admirable wildlife photographs by local resident Peter Bowles which contributed to the success of our entry
This year's AGM was held on Tuesday, 2nd April in the meeting room at St Michael and All Angels
Church, Pirbright and was followed by an informative talk by Francis Kelly from Surrey Butterfly Conservation
on 'Pirbright's Special Butterflies and Dragonflies'.
To read a copy of the Chairman's Report click here for the on-line version.
The newsletter is being circulated to members and residents during February. Click here for the on-line version.
The Wildlife Area is an ideal place for families to visit and have picnics. Running a wildlife area inevitably involves a delicate balance of priorities - protecting and encouraging wildlife and also providing an area which gives pleasure to visitors and residents alike. Most of these are reflected in our Fox Corner Country Code.
Dogs are a particular issue. If uncontrolled, they can alarm wildlife, disturb nests and leave unwelcome excrement anywhere on the site. Groups of children are encouraged to visit to enjoy pond-dipping and mini-beast hunts. For their sake, it is vital that they do not come into contact with the results of dog-fouling. At one stage, we felt that it would be a good idea to ban dogs altogether but after representations from local people, agreed that they could be allowed but strictly only on leads.
We respectfully, but firmly, ask you to abide by this particular rule.