The Lower Mole Countryside Trust
The Lower Mole Countryside Trust is a registered charity, which exists to support the provision of a high quality countryside management service for the benefit of landscape, wildlife and people.
Over the last few years, the Lower Mole Partnership (LMP) has been working to restore an area of chalk grassland known as Young Street Conservation Verge. Supported by Mole Valley DC initially and especially the Lower Mole Countryside Trust (LMCT), which has awarded several important grants to allow the work to continue, the site has been transformed into a high quality chalk grassland with great numbers of plants and particularly butterflies.
The Trust awarded a grant of £1350 to fund the training of eight LMP volunteers in the safe use of pedestrian mowers. This will help with the future management of many sites and make use of the mower that was donated to the LMP.
More tree poppers!
Owing to the success of the last tree poppers that the LMP purchased they have made another successful bid to purchase two more for a total of £594. These are great tools enabling volunteers to pull out the roots of small trees, so no need to re-cut or treat with chemicals!
Young Street verge
Over the last three years LMP volunteers have cleared 0.9ha of scrub from this rich sward, which has seen the return of cowslips and orchids and increased butterfly recordings Previously, the work has been funded by MVDC and LMCT. The Trust has agreed a grant of £1200 to fund the LMP to clear the scrub in the remaining section of this valuable habitat and cut any scrub regrowth in the previously cleared areas this autumn.
The Lower Mole Countryside Trust is very grateful for the donation from Waitrose, through its Green Token scheme, of £1,641.60 this summer.
The funds are from the scheme, by which customers – having done their shopping – select one of three charities to which they want Waitrose to contribute.
The donation is much appreciated, and will be put towards our valuable work.
The Trust supports a wide range of habitat management, landscape enhancements and access improvements across the countryside of north Surrey by encouraging community involvement and raising funds to support work by local people and community groups, including the dedicated team of volunteers at the Lower Mole Partnership, who will be carrying out improvements at sites in Epsom, Leatherhead, Esher, Brooklands and Tolworth this winter.
The Trust is very grateful for the generous donation of £5,000, from the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell’s charity fundraising
The Trust was delighted to be one of the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell’s three charities for the year 2017/2018.
The Lower Mole Countryside Trust
The Lower Mole Countryside Trust is a registered charity,which exists to support the provision of a high quality countryside management service for the benefit of landscape, wildlife and people
The aims of the Trust are to:
Educate – to help the public learn about the countryside and its management through talks, walks, leaflets and on-site information.
Conserve – to promote the conservation, restoration and the management of the countryside, wildlife habitats and characteristic landscapes.
Involve – to encourage the participation of the public in practical countryside management work.
Access – to improve public access to the countryside for informal recreation through publicising walking, riding and cycling routes and by promoting the establishment of new routes.
The Trust has been one of Mayor, Liz Frost’s, three chosen charities to support during 2017/2018
We are delighted to have been chosen to be one of the charities the Mayor Epsom & Ewell will be supporting this year.
The two others are the Sunnybank Trust, which helps people locally with learning disabilities, and Citizens Advice which gives invaluable help to people with a range of difficulties such as debt and dealing with a range of problems in life.
The Mayor will be organising a range of activities in the Borough this year, to raise funds for her charities. Details of these are still being finalised, but below is a list of what will be on. People are warmly invited to attend these, and spread the word to others, so much needed funding can be raised for three charities during the year.
Look out for details on the Mayor’s Charities website at http://mayorscharitiesepsom.org.uk/events.html
Contact Details of the Lower Mole Countryside Trust
Past Annual Reports for the Trust
The report for the year ending 31st August 2015 is at Annual Report 2015
The report for the year ending 31st August 2014 is at Annual Report 2014