A New Management Plan 2019 – 2024

Asker Meadows Management Plan

Why a new plan?

Asker Meadows is a much loved and much used green space close to the heart of Bridport. The Meadows together with the area known as New Zealand provide much needed green spaces; for wildlife, for a range of community events, for  walkers and their dogs and for a Sustrans route for cyclists. Over the last 5 years the Town Council working with the Asker Meadows Nature Reserve Group have undertaken a number of practical improvements. More activity now needs to be considered and planned for.

How will the new management plan be developed?

It is important that the management plan for Asker Meadows ensures that the interests of wildlife and the many users are balanced and mitigations are put in place to address community concerns.  Over the next six months the Town Council will be working with local residents and the wider community to gather information and produce a new management plan for the Meadows.  The timetable is shown below.

 

What? When? How?
Launch of New Plan Process 26th November 2018, 7:00pm Mountfield Asker Meadows Nature Reserve Group AGM
Collecting information about wildlife and the needs of all site users November 2018 to January 2019 Postcard / emails
Organised events & walks
A draft plan for community consultation February to March 2019 Document available online and on local display
Final Plan adopted by Town Council April 2019 Document and summary published online

 

We’d love to receive your views about the Meadows and their future management.  Please spare a few minutes to provide them via the form below.

Alternatively, send your thoughts on the Asker Meadows management plan to Brian Atkinson anrp@follymill.plus.com by January 10th 2019

Find out more about the new management plan for Asker Meadows and how you can help make the plan work for all interests; contact: Brian Atkinson, Asker Meadows Nature Reserve Group or or Dave Dixon, Bridport Town Council ddixon@bridport-tc.gov.uk