Help to manage nature reserve

People with an interest in wildlife and green spaces are invited to help manage a nature reserve.

Northamptonshire County Council is looking for people to join a panel that will play a key role in discussions about the future management of Summer Leys and Mary’s Lake at Wollaston. 

The key task of the panel is to consider the uses and pressures at Summer Leys and the best ways forward for access at Mary’s Lake, taking into account all of the uses, plus conservation and recreation issues and pressures.

There will be about 18 to 20 people on the panel. Members of the public who have an interest in, or use Summer Leys and Mary’s Lake, will be in the majority, chosen on a first come, first served basis, providing that the full range of users are represented.

Representatives from both Natural England and RSPB will also be members. Four informal evening meetings will be held between September and the end of the year, each one run by an independent facilitator, and designed to allow everyone to speak. 

For details email Helen Bovey on