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Cremer's Meadow plan
Not so long ago Cremer’s Meadow was occupied by Daisy, the horse, and a lot of white geese.  Since Ivan Cremer’s death, his wife, Shirley, has sold the four acre site to Brundall Parish Council.  The Meadow, which was owned by them for about 40 years, is on the Blofield Road near to the boundary of Brundall and Blofield and can be accessed from the public footpath to Braydeston Church.
 
In 2014 The Friends of Cremer’s Meadow started working here to turn this land which is half wetland, half dry land, into a nature reserve to be enjoyed by residents of both Brundall and Blofield.  There is a circular walk round the perimeter with other pathways by the side of the water.  The wildlife is varied and there are many different plants which have been established over the years.


The Policy of Brundall Parish Council
  • (1)  Cremer’s Meadow comprises over four acres of Norfolk countryside.
  • (2)  It is owned by the Parish Council and is available for the benefit of the residents of Brundall and visitors to the village.
  • (3)  Cremer’s Meadow is to be preserved as a wildlife and nature reserve.
  • (4)  It is open for recreational activities that enable people to experience and learn about the natural environment. Examples of what the Council means by “recreational activities” would include walking, nature studies, sketching, painting, photography or just relaxing.
  • (5)  Cremer’s Meadow is not suitable for any activity that is in conflict with policy (3), this includes competitive sports and hyperactivegames.
  • (6)  Organised group activities conforming with policy (4) will be at the discretion of the Parish Council.



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These pictures taken in March 2017 show different aspects of the site

'DELIGHT FOR VOLUNTEERS AS NATURE RESERVE IS OPENED'

This was the headline in the Eastern Daily Press when Shirley Cremer, who had sold the land to the Parish Council at a low price, and become it's Patron, cut the ribbon to open the reserve on 17th September 2016.  The opening ceremony was complete with a cream tea, juice donated by Sainsburys, and all the food given by the Central England Co-op.  Gill Buckley, Chairman of the Friends said, ".....the opening was a celebration of the Friends and other supporters who have improved the site ready for ongoing visits from  villagers and visitors alike."

The site will now remain open from dawn to dusk, apart from times when there is necessary work being undertaken.  There will need to be ongoing work for several years to improve and maintain the wonderful site.  New volunteers are always welcome to  join the Friends; no special skills are required, just enthusiasm!

Below are some pictures of the opening day when over 140 people arrived to take part in the ceremony.
Gate

The gate onto Cremer's Meadow




Gill Buckley, Chairman of the Friends with
Shirley Cremer, Patron
Crowdtent

Crowd by the tea tent

Crowd at gate

Arriving at the field
Board

Reading the notice board

Cutting tape

Shirley just having cut the tape
 
Friends of Cremer's Meadow contact - i.am.gillbuckley@gmail.com


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