Village Pond & Green
In the centre of Buckland is ‘Buckland Village Green’, a registered village green that includes a pond. Buckland Parish Council (“Council”) maintains the open grass areas and coordinates the volunteer effort to maintain the Pond and Green as an area for recreation for the benefit of people living locally.
Council adopted a 5 year plan covering the management of Buckland Village Pond and Green for the period 2022-2027 on 10th January 2022. The plan was prepared for Council by Surrey County Council’s Lead Officer for the Open Standing Water Habitat Action Plan within Surrey’s Biodiversity Action Plan and is compliant with Sections 102 & 103 of the Environment Act 2021.
As the reason for proposing a management plan back in 2011 was driven by the need to have regard to, and benefit, the biodiversity interests the 2011-2016 Pond and 2016 – 2021 Pond and Green management plans were compliant with Section 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
Council reviews actions listed within the 2022 Plan each year to inform the agreed tasks to be undertaken at annual volunteer events and a post event review is taken into account during the Budget Process.
A copy of the 2022 Plan can be obtained by contacting the Parish Clerk.
Three volunteer events were held during the late summer/early autumn of 2023. Each event was led by Reigate Area Conservation volunteers, supplemented by temporary members recruited from the village and, under the leadership of Simon Elson, large quantities of unwanted vegetation were removed from the pond. A big thank you to everyone who turned out to help.
Visit our picture galleries to view:
– species of fauna and flora we are lucky to have seen in and around the pond,
– photos taken as maintenance is undertaken, and
If you have information you would like to add to the gallery please contact our Clerk.