On 4th October, Theresa visited Battlemead Common with Cllr Rayner and RBWM officials to discuss the management of the site.
In June this year, the ‘Friends of Battlemead Common’ was established to act as an advisory group, enabling all interests to be effectively considered and taken on board by the RBWM.
Theresa welcomed this progress and used her visit to discuss the site’s ecology and public access to the ‘East Field’ which connects to the Thames Path. The ‘East Field’ is currently fenced off from public access, pending the outcome of ecological surveys, including an overwintering bird survey.
Theresa said: ‘This is a lovely open space which the Council has purchased, and I want to see residents able to enjoy as much of it as possible. But the Council does need to make sure that any access doesn’t damage the wildlife and ecology of the site.
Over the coming months, Theresa will continue to monitor the management of the site.