Work is now underway to install the seven new cattle grids at RSPB Arne which will keep the grazing animals contained once the internal fencing has been removed, along with a new pig-proof outer boundary fence.
The new cattle grids will take approx. 7 weeks to complete in total throughout August and September. Dorset Highways will be undertaking the installation works, working Monday-Friday between 7.30am-4.30pm.
This will also involve constructing a ‘bypass road’ adjacent to each of the new cattle grids, this will be a gated, paved area and ensure access for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility vehicles unable to cross the cattle grid.
Full details, including the cattle grid locations can be found by clicking HERE
- tenders issued for roadside ditching & banking, internal ditches and parking rationalisation
- drone flights completed with extensive photographic data gathered to form basis of baseline data
- Bournemouth Uni students completed ‘ground truthing’ surveys to cross reference with drone data and trail camera data for baseline monitoring of species
- successful Iron Age Weekend event held, centred on the new heathland dwelling, held over August Bank Holiday weekend at Arne attended by over 300 people.
- website design contract awarded
- company awarded contract to facilitate co-creation of Sustainable Tourism Plan