Ambitious country park project is launched in Godmanchester

Godmanchester in Bloom planting of the first trees and shrubs at the new Godmanchester Country Park,

Godmanchester in Bloom planting of the first trees and shrubs at the new Godmanchester Country Park, (front l-r) John Thackray, Pat Thompson, Mayor of Godmanchester David Underwood, Suzanne Taylor, and Rev David Busk, - Credit: Archant

A project to recreate a Neolithic temple in Godmanchester’s new country park began on Friday with a tree-planting ceremony.

The mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor David Underwood, was on hand to plant the first of what officials hope will be thousands of trees at the fledgling country park, in Cow Lane.

The site is a former landfill and Godmanchester in Bloom, which is leading the project, hopes to transform the area with plenty of trees, plants and a re-created Neolithic temple.

A replica of the timber Neolithic temple will be constricted on top of a hill, created by the landfill. The plan is to recreate the astronomical alignments and features to provide a focus for the park and as an educational tool for visitors.

A spokesman for the project said: “The long-term aim is to create a wonderful amenity for future Godmanchester residents with enhanced landscape, wet areas, increased bird life and biodiversity.”


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The spokesman added that it is hoped that the park will eventually link to the existing Godmanchester Nature Reserve.

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