The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership has recently taken on a role through Natural England, to restore and create ponds within the Low Weald. This project has been created to increase the resilience of the Great Crested Newt population in this area.
They are looking for any landowners that may be interested in having pond/s created on their land or have pond/s which require restoration, perhaps they are so full of plants that space for water is limited or there are too many trees round the pond. The work to create/ restore these ponds would be undertaken by Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership with funding from Natural England, with no expense for the landowner.
Newts like quite large ponds so we are aiming at ponds with a surface area of 100sqm (10m x 10m) or bigger. Creation/ restoration of ponds does not only benefit newts, but a whole host of wildlife as well.
If you would like to get involved please contact contact Sarah via email on: [email protected] or call 03000 410900