The Friends of Kersal Dale have been working closely with Salford City Council and the Salford Rangers team to plan some improvements and development work.
We have moved the barrier at the South Radford Street entrance to a place which makes the possibility of fly-tipping much more difficult.
In September we'll have new entrance signs and notice boards at various entrances to the Dale with information for visitors. This will be followed up later on by wooden way-finding signs within the woods.
Work on repairing the sink hole and steps at the Radford Street entrance should commence on the 27th of August. This is likely to involve closing the footpath and work is expected to last 1-2 weeks.
We've started work with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers). The Friends group has purchased a sizeable amount of wild flower seeds TCV will be creating some small areas of Wild Flower Meadow on a couple of patches on the edge of the main meadow area. This will involve removing the turf and a few inches of topsoil so the seeds can be spread & established. Cornflower & Poppies should flower next year and then from year 2 a wider variety of plants that attract butterflies & moths should appear.
Temporary no camping/no fires signs have been put up until a more permanent solution can be found. Fires should be reported to the police/fire.
We are continuing work on the clearing of vegetation down the steps up to Vine Street.
Motorbikes have been using the site again, please report to GMP online or
https://www.salford.gov.uk/crime-reduction-and-emergencies/put-the-brakes-on-illegal-riders/ The gate by Garden Needs has been locked to reduce bikes getting on here.
If you have any feedback or suggestions for other ways to improve Kersal Dale, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to all the volunteers who did a fantastic job recently, spending a couple of days clearing steps, pathways, planting wild cherry blossom trees, pulling out some Rhododendron bushes and dead balsam.
They also built 2 benches and pulled loads of willow plants from the wetland.
A great 2 day’s work.
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Kersal Dale Spring Clean Sunday 31st March 10-12
Join the Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean Campaign.Come along & help clear away some of the rubbish around the site. Meet by the South Radford Street entrance to Kersal Dale.
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As you may know, the desire from local people to keep the Dale clean and tidy has resulted in a surge of activity and it continues to have a huge impact on the environment in and around our beautiful nature reserve.
Anyone can help out and this weekend, on Saturday 23 June, there'll be a 2 hour stint starting at 11am.
If you'd like to come along, meet at 11am at the corner of Lower Broughton Road and Back Hope St, M7 2FR.
The land opposite Kersal Dale on the other side of the River Irwell, now known as the Wetlands, is due to open to the public this Friday.
£10 million has been spent on the former playing fields for Salford University to create a defence against flooding for over 2000 homes.
With pathways stretching over 2.5km, a wildflower habitat, public art and more, this new space can be accessed from Littleton Road.
Watch the short video from the Environment Agency below.
After a hugely successful morning collecting litter and debris from fly-tipping, the team are getting together again this weekend for more.
If you'd like to help to keep Kersal Dale tidy, meet at the junction of Lower Broughton Road and Back Hope Street (near the Star Inn) at midday on Sunday 22 April.
Volunteers have been clearing up some of the huge amount of litter dumped in Kersal Dale. This wasall from over the concrete fence at the top end of Lower Broughton Road, opposite Back Hope St. It must be one of the worse fly tipping areas in Salford.
Thanks to Salford Council for clearing the mess up once it was on the street. They are going to supply a number of litter pickers/gloves and bags so that others can get involved.
Weather permitting (and it's looking good) the volunteers will have another go this weekend. Contact Paul at Star Inn for more info.
Friends of Kersal Dale have worked with Salford Council to start on a project renovating the hidden ornamental pond, long since made inaccessible by a fallen tree.
This week that tree was cut through, thanks to Bob and a very large saw, unblocking access and creating the first step towards this delightful feature's rejuvenation.
We'll keep you posted about work on the pond as it happens.