November Meeting

Cathy Limbrick, chair of Friends of Dance Common, gave a fascinating talk about this 2.47- acre piece of land.

Explaining that this area of damp meadows was grazed to a bowling green finish by commoners’ rights during the 1930’s and 40’s, by the end of the 1960’s it had been left in natures hands.

Cathy took us through the formation of The Dance Common Management Group by John Nevill in 2013, and informed us of the ‘light touch’ maintenance work that has been carried out since for the benefit of wildlife and access for the public.

We were treated to videos of some animals captured on camera, including a kingfisher, otters and a heron doing a sand dance – quite apt given the name of this piece of land.

For more information pick up a leaflet from the council offices.