The Milford Conservation Volunteers are working closely with the Milford-on-Sea Guiding Association in developing their rear garden which is used for camping, cooking and playing.
The volunteers have already extended the grassed area and are preparing the ground to include secure fencing and a gate. There is also the possibility of including a 'wetland bird hide' which will overlook the marshy area of reeds at the bottom of their garden - good area for Cetti's Warbler and Water Rail.
The project is already being supported by an Alan Rice County Councillor Grant and Tesco's have now approved their application for the 'Tesco in store bag's of help' scheme. The names of all the stores supporting the Milford Guides are as follows:
BLACKFIELD SOTON EXP SO45 1WE
DIBDEN PURLIEU EXP SO45 5GT
HYTHE SO45 5JA
LYMINGTON METRO SO41 9AP
NEW MILTON BH25 6BP
LYMINGTON SOU ST EXP SO41 8GN
BROCKENHURST EXP SO42 7RB
OLD MILTON RD EXP BH25 6DN
HIGHCLIFFE EXPRESS BH23 5HD
HYTHE LANGDOWN LW EXP SO45 5GS
If you find the need to visit a supermarket (Although shopping in the village is better for our local shopkeepers and overall community), please use one of these stores and make sure they give you a 'blue disk' to place in one of the 3 sections near the entrance/exit.
If you are cheeky, you can ask for additional blue discs, they may or may not give you extras, but it is worth asking!