Keeping you updated on what’s happening on the old Pound area in the village.
Click on these links to see the comparison photos from before, during and after the works.
Work by the Parish Council has begun on restoring the area of land known as the Pound, located on Launton Road by the entrance to the Bucks Way footpath. So called, because in the old days it was a small enclosed area in the village where any stray or lost sheep were put until collected by their owners. As a result of removing the undergrowth and lower branches of trees, an area twice the size has been created and with the ivy removed from the stone walls, there is now a delightful view of the field beyond which contains the outline foundations of the medieval castle.
Under consideration is the planting of wild flowers and next Spring further ground works will be carried out. Additional seating and signage will be put in place and maybe, just maybe, a replica set of stocks will be constructed and situated where records show they once existed! Could be a good place to keep the children out of mischief for a short while?
The manual work was undertaken largely by Stewart Hopkins and John Honsinger over four days with support from others including removal of debris courtesy of Simon Goss.