Southborough Town Council has received £93,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Secrets of Southborough Common, to be delivered in partnership with The Southborough Society, Southborough and High Brooms Amateur Archaeological Society and Kent High Weald Partnership.
We’ll be helping them put together a series of exciting events over the next three years which will engage the public in the heritage and history of Southborough Common.
The project will enable volunteers to engage in the management of the Common and learn about its history and heritage. The archaeology of the Common will be investigated and local people will be able to participate through a series of events and learn about the principles and practices involved.
Historical archive material held by the Southborough Society will be digitised and catalogued resulting in a publically accessible secure library.
Paths through the Common will be upgraded and self-guided walks created to take people around this interesting and cherished woodland.
A series of nature walks, including bat and fungi walks, will be open to the public to inform about the flora and fauna that have made this Local Wildlife Site their home.
Local school children will engage with Southborough Common through a series of Forest School sessions held on the Common.
Look out for advertised events to be held on the Common soon and contact Ian Johnstone for more information on this exciting project.