Have you read our information panels yet?

We’ve been delighted to be still receiving so much positive feedback for the four information panels that we installed in the Rec last year.

Even now, months on from their launch, we often see people stopping to study the panels for the first time, and the kind comments keep on coming.

The panels are actually only the first stage of our goal of creating a Discovery Trail through the Rec, for children and adults alike to enjoy. In 2014, we were awarded £2000 by the People’s Postcode Trust to start the process, which will also involve the creation and installation of a learning circle at the beginning of the trail.

The learning circle will provide an assembly point for groups of young visitors, including pupils from St Monica’s School, scouts and guides, and local families. We envisage a mosaic circle – possibly containing a simple map of the Rec and some images of birds and animals that can be found here. The circle will be surrounded by simple seating and will provide a place where the Rec can be surveyed and discussed before setting off on a trail that will take in all four discovery panels, the pond, hedges and, in due course, the bog garden.

When we are able to get under way with this, we’ll certainly be looking for design ideas, particularly from y

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