Volunteering - Orchid Avenue and Filham Park


Over the last three weeks the local volunteers have been working with the Parks team on a couple of our sites.  

Orchid Avenue is a small site that has become a wildlife haven in the town. Surrounded by houses it provides a great refuge within a built up area. The site has a couple of orchard apple trees, plum trees and blackthorn trees, so a great place to forage for some fruit or sloes.  We have spent a couple of volunteering days improving access and carrying out the annual wildflower meadow cut at this site.

Last week we returned to Filham Park to start this year’s hedge cutting. We don’t want to cut it all in one go, as this allows a better habitat for nature. This week we focused on opening up all the bench viewing points and cut around the bridleway section.

Both these sites have benefited from volunteering over the last few years, and it’s only been possible to complete this work with the help of our volunteers. It’s a great way to meet local people, and enjoy the outdoors, so if you have any questions about volunteering with myself and the parks team on Ivybridge Town Council sites, then please email me at andrewprice@ivybridge.gov.uk