Volunteers in Tatwroth have been working hard over the last few years to open up the previously overgrown and forgotten mill pond in the village. New paths have been created and overhanging vegetation cut back to let more light in. Seating has been provided and more and more people from the village are begging to visit the site.
Blackdown Hills Natural futures is supporting the group to undertake more habitat improvement work to increase wildlife value of the site. Funding has been secured to pay for maintenance equipment and to cover the cost of expert advice from an aquatic consultant. This will include invertebrate training so that volunteers can monitor water quality. Additional volunteer work days have also been arranged to get more vegetation cut back to allow more light into the pond.