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    Weʼve raised £90 to develop the Moons Moat Ancient Monument site as a Community Amenity for Redditch.

    Arley Close, Church Hill South, Redditch B98 9JB
    Funded on Sunday, 30th June 2019

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    Please help us create the Moons Moat Community Wildlife Garden and Forest School

    Moons Moat, the site of a 13th century moated house, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument less than a mile from the heart of Redditch. It is one of the oldest and historically significant sites in the town. We need your help to ensure it stays that way.

    In partnership with Redditch Borough Council and the Church Hill Big Local Partnership we have developed, and had approved by Historic England, a 10-year site Management plan that will restore and maintain the site at a level that befits its status.

    In parallel with a 10-year site management plan we have also produced an Outreach Plan to raise awareness of the site, encourage visitors to the site and to ensure it is used as a community amenity for the town.

    There are two aspect of this Outreach Plan that we want to progress in 2019 and therefore need your support:

    Firstly there is the creation of a Community Wildlife Garden and Forest School on land adjacent to the Moat's Eastern edge. This area will then become the focus for events and activity days to be held on the site in years to come. The Forest School will enable local schools and other community groups to hold meetings at the site to learn about its history, archaeology, wildlife and conservation. The photo on this page illustrates what we hope to create.

    The second item we wish to pursue is the erection of two Interpretation Boards to enhance the visitor experience and support the work to conserve and promote the site. We already have the designs for the two boards and RBC's agreement to erect them. We need funding to produce them.

    To fund these activities we are seeking both your support through donations on this page and sponsorships by local businesses. Please help us and donate.

    Please visit our website at for more details of the site, what we have achieved so far and what we hope to do in the future.

    Thank you

    Derek Coombes

    If you would like to join the Moons Moat Conservation Group and be a part of the exciting and rewarding project please contact me. See the MMCG website for contact details.

    Moons Moat and the site of the proposed Community Garden and Forest School.



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      • Anita Hazeldene

        Anita Hazeldene

        Sep 30, 2018

        Good luck with the fund raising.


      • Joanna Tutt

        Joanna Tutt

        Sep 26, 2018

        Great Idea for local community and Redditch. Good Luck.


      • Daryl Barber

        Daryl Barber

        Sep 26, 2018

        Good luck 👍🏻


      • Anonymous


        Sep 26, 2018

        Good luck with your appeal.


      • Julian GRUBB

        Julian GRUBB

        Sep 26, 2018

        Worthy cause, best of luck


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      Derek Coombes

      Derek Coombes

      Arley Close, Church Hill South, Redditch B98 9JB

      I'm a retired engineer who is activly involved in Redditch community activities as Chairman & Archivist of the Redditch Local History Society and acting Chairman of the Moons Moat Conservation Group.

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