Gamlingay celebrates 10th anniversary of community green space

Sunday 05th May 2024 12:00 - 16:00

Gamlingay’s Millbridge Brook Meadows, opened in 2014, will hit double figures in May. We are celebrating this big birthday for our community green space with events on the 10th anniversary itself, and throughout May. A decade to the day after South Cambridgeshire’s MP cut the ribbon, a month of activities organised by Gamlingay Parish Council and local volunteers begins on Sunday 5 May.

There will be a chance to get a close-up view of birds of prey from the English School of Falconry near Bedford (with two flying displays at 2pm and 3.30pm), as well as the launch of a photographic, art and map exhibition (in the nearby Eco Hub community centre) about the Meadows, past and present. A competition for all the family will offer the chance to win a year’s membership of the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants, a nature books bundle, and weatherproof copies of the area’s Ordnance Survey map. Pupils from Gamlingay Village Primary (GVP) will bury a time capsule showing future generations what life was like in the 2020s, and fresh, new signage will be in place to provide more information about trees, plants, and animals in the Meadows. Bring a picnic, join in the celebrations and find out more.

On Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May, there will be a walk for adults through the Meadows led by the Wildlife Trust BCN, with the focus on identifying common features including trees, wildflowers, and birds. The Wildlife Trust will run a half-term outdoor session for families with primary age children on Thursday 30 May. In the last two weeks of May, students from GVP will be visiting the meadows to take part in a nature trail that will be open to all. On Saturday 18 May, the focus will switch to one of the Meadows’ neighbours, the nearby Community Turbine, with two free guided visits during the day.

More details and how to book tickets for the Wildlife Trust and turbine events:

The exhibition at the Eco Hub will run until Wednesday 29 May.