Fordham Heath and the surrounding Greens are a wonderful asset to the residents and visitors of Eight Ash Green.
Many people use the open areas and woodlands to walk their dogs, play ball games or to simply enjoy the glorious outdoors!
Lowland heathland is a priority for nature conservation because it is a rare and threatened habitat. Fordham Heath and Seven Star Green are both identified as important conservation areas. With this in mind, the Parish Council enlisted the help and support of the Essex Wildlife Sites Project to write a Management Guidance Statement to ensure we act in the very best interests of this natural resource. The plans make interesting reading and are available to view by searching the local wildlife sites finder
It is reassuring to know that prior to this the Parish Council were maintaining the Heaths in the correct way. This work continues all the time.
A Volunteer Day was held in February, and bird and bat boxes have recently been purchased by the Council for use on the heath. We all hope they will be home to many visitors!
Download the Fordham Heath Management Statement
Download the Seven Star Green Management Statement
The Church Wood next to Jubilee Meadow/Blind Lane is now managed by Bill Roberts.