Marconi Ponds in central Chelmsford revived by council grant

July 16, 2022 10:49 AM
In chelmsford city life

water lily on pondMarconi ponds that had become overgrown have been restored and are now the central feature of a Chelmsford nature reserve - thanks to the work of a dedicated group of enthusiasts and a grant from Chelmsford City Council.

Over the past few years, a committed team have been hacking back nettles and brambles, improving paths and shoring up the banks of the pond. The work has created a peaceful wildlife haven a stone's throw from the centre of Chelmsford. At the heart of the reserve is the pond, which gives Marconi Ponds Nature Reserve its name.

The area is managed by volunteers (including the Friends of Marconi and Chelmsford City Council parks volunteers) for the enjoyment of the community and to support wildlife.

If you are involved in an activity to support the community, you may be eligible for capital funding for ecological and green initiatives. Find out more on the Chelmsford City Council website.