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Parson Drove Street Pride Group

Meetings take place bi-monthly 7.30pm at The Cage, Station Road

The group work closely with pupils from Alderman Payne Primary School to raise the pupils' awareness of the village and the world around them. Projects have included the construction of a willow classroom, painting bird boxes, bug and flower spotting and planting bulbs. A wildlife garden has been created at the school and through Delamore Nurseries plants obtained have been planted in the garden.

A little unknown fact about Parson Drove Street Pride Group is that they raised the money, through grant applications and fund raising to purchase the new gateway signs into the village.

Parson Drove Street Pride have driven forward the Green Communities initiative. They have held an open morning in the past, which was attended by over 50 villagers who were keen to learn about renewable energy and how to save money by being greener.

The group enter the Anglia in Bloom competition. They were awarded a Silver Gilt Award in 2013.

In March 2013, residents of Parson Drove came together to create a community orchard. The Parish Council kindly donated the allotment land to the village for a miniature fruit orchard to be open for all to harvest for many years to come. A variety of apples and pears were planted and those that took part on the day received a certificate.

Check out the video below showcasing the orchard and residents involved on the day:

Parson Drove Community Orchard

Also in 2013, the group further built on their success by completing restorations to the village pond, which was six years in the planning. Improvements included installing a kissing gate, pruning trees, clearing shrubs and creating habitats that will attract wildlife. An interpretation board was also installed highlighting the variety of flora and fauna. Funding was received from Fenland District Council, The Wildlife Trust and Amey Cespa.