We hope you have already heard the good news that the 39-acre St Clair's Meadow was purchased at the end of September 2017 by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) following successful fund-raising by the local community and a substantial Biffa Award under the Landfill Communities Fund scheme
As the new owner of St Clair's Meadow, HIWWT will be developing a management plan for the conservation of this rare natural habitat and wants to consult with local residents on their views and concerns about issues such as access, parking and grazing.
The Parish Council has set up a small sub-committee to liaise between local residents and the HIWWT, collating your opinions and ideas and feeding these back to the Trust who will consider them when drawing up its plan for the meadow.
The Draft Plan will be published on this website early in the New Year and you will once again be invited to make comments during a one month consultation period.
The HIWWT will present the completed plan for the meadow at a Public Meeting in Soberton Village Hall on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm.
If you have thoughts or questions you would like passed on to the HIWWT at this stage, please send them via the Contact form on this website by clicking HERE
As you can imagine, many issues have already been raised with the sub-committee so we have drawn up - with the help of the HIWWT - a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Check them out HERE
If you have not been following progress on St Clair's Meadow over the past 15 months find out more HERE