This summer, villagers may have noticed an increase in the numbers of swifts wheeling about at speed, high up in the sky with their unmistakable scythe shaped wings and forked tail.
Thanks to funding received last year, we are now in the process of installing a total of 32 swift nest boxes at various sites around the village. As well as Orpen Hall and Heathlands School, eight private households are also taking part.
Colchester Borough Homes is planning to upgrade the Erle Havard Play Area this year and are consulting on 5 options. You can see some simple illustrations of the five options on their website at cbhomes.org.uk/park-poll/ and, on that same page, click on your preferred option.
The deadline for responses is 24th January so is looming; there is no constraint on who can vote so an opportunity to get the kids involved!
The Environment & Highways Sub-Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 6th September and discussed Ponds & Duck House, proposed new bus stop at Maltings, bollards on the Heath, an outdoor gym and centenary remembrance.