Gray and Sons, the farmers who at present own the whole of Bowtells Meadow, will hand the Meadow over to the village as part of what is known as the 106 Agreement in respect of the new development in Church Road, Nun’s Green. As soon as 16, a stipulated percentage of the total number of houses to be built on the development, have been occupied, Bowtells Meadow will be transferred to the ownership of the Parish Council (PC).

The PC would like to know how Parishioners would like to see this Meadow used. The only criteria attached to the Agreement is that “Bowtells Meadow shall only be used as a public recreation ground”. The Parish Council have a number of suggestions from which you can choose but are keen to hear of anything else which you may suggest.  The Parish Council’s thoughts are:

  • To increase the size of the children’s playground by the addition of a new area approximately the size of the present playground, perhaps with equipment more suitable to older children.
  • Make the area into a “park” with some seats at intervals placed around the Meadow, perhaps with flower borders, shrubs and a wild flower area.







  • Lay winding gravel paths around the perimeter of the field for people walking with or without dogs.
  • Keep most of the Meadow cut closer than at present, for children to play in/families to have picnics etc.
  • Any other uses which may be suggested or a combination of those shown.

Please help us to provide an area which YOU would like to see by e-mailing your comments to or put a paper copy in the post box at the Reading Room. All comments by the end of July please.

Example landscape

Illustrations by James Blake Associates