About Blaxhall Commons and Open Spaces Charitable Trust
We are a small charity set up in 2015 by a group of active local people concerned to protect and enhance the common land and other green spaces in and around the village of Blaxhall in Suffolk, for public access and for the benefit of wildlife and biodiversity. Our charitable objects are to acquire, improve and maintain land in Blaxhall for the benefit of the local community and the public at large, for the enhancement of the environment and of biodiversity as well as for recreational access.
In 2020 we were given our first piece of land – an area of 6.5 acres adjoining Blaxhall Common known as Jasper’s Pightle. Our primary current focus is therefore the realisation of our vision for this land, making it safe for public access and restoring and enhancing it as a rich and diverse wildlife habitat. Once made safe by the removal of asbestos from abandoned buildings, and cleared of the encroaching bracken which threatens its biodiversity, Jasper’s Pightle represents a valuable area of rare acid grassland, rich in wild flowers and studded with gorse and brambles, providing a haven for a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.
Our other activities include regular litter pick-ups around our village and surrounding area, making environmental representations on local planning issues, and helping with hedge-planting and other conservation work.
Blaxhall Commons and Open Spaces Charitable Trust Registered charity number HMRC Registered