Who are we?
We are an active group that loves Petersfield Heath. Our main objective is to help Petersfield Town Council to conserve and manage Petersfield Heath as an area of natural heathland, grassland, woodland and water for the enjoyment of all who use it.
We work with a number of other local organisations including the Petersfield Museum, West Sussex Archaeology, the South Downs National Park Authority, Petersfield & District Angling Club, as well as local residents.
What do we do?
Over the years, our volunteers have achieved a great deal of conservation work, such as removal of saplings from open heathland, controlling the spread of bracken, seeding heather to enlarge the area of heath, and using brash to create dry hedges.
We take part in wildlife surveys and will help deliver the new Management Plan. We also help to improve and maintain paths for the public to use.
Our response to the new Management Plan 2017-21 was heard at a meeting before Christmas, and is currently being considered by the Grounds Committee. In the meantime, the Strategy, above, remains the most useful way forward.