Westbury Wildlife Park update
By veiled | Thursday, March 17, 2011, 17:59
Following a meeting yesterday with two of the trustees of the Westbury Wildlife Park foundation, Jacki Young and Adrian Ashby i have permission to post the following information to anyone interested.
The basic plan is to develop the park in two main ways, firstly to open up a certain portion of the park to the public for recreational purposes to enjoy the surroundings and flora and fauna and secondly encourage (appropriate for the site) projects that can make use of the sites buildings and outdoor areas. The first stage is clearing the site of old fencing, animal enclosures and general debris and removing self seeded trees bramble and basically tidying the site up. If paths, ponds and the river can be made 'safe' then people can be admitted - very small groups for short periods of time is the thought, to see how it goes. The site will not be reopening as a Wildlife Park as it was in the past and if finance and/or liability and insurance issues prove too much of a problem then sadly the site simply cannot re-open to the general public at all. In terms of more specific projects, people will need to approach the trustees with proposals and then an assessment can be made of suitability. The Foundation needs voluntary support and financial donations to get this plan moving and then some degree of income from projects themselves to maintain and enhance the park environment for both the public access and specific projects.
Update 21/0412: PLEASE IGNORE this posting it is no longer of any relevance.