Crewkerne Town Council have confirmed that the majority of responses received from members of the community, regarding proposals for enhanced facilities at Bincombe Beeches, is a NO. In the February issue of the town council’s newsletter, delivered to all residents, it was stated: “The Town Council are considering enhancing the Bincombe Beeches nature reserve with the addition of a trail.” Options were put forward for a family oriented adventure trail – with some play equipment made of wood to be installed at certain points, a fitness trail with equipment more geared towards those who want to keep fit or that both of these ideas were not appropriate for Bincombe Beeches.
Town Clerk, Peter Davidson advised councillors at the March meeting of the Amenities Committee that of those who had responded to the question, mainly through feedback via the town council’s ‘Contact Us’ page on its website, only eight people had been in favour of adding play or fitness equipment at the nature reserve. The majority of the responses had been strongly against and suggested the town council leave it as it is.
Signage ordered for disabled parking only at the main entrance in Beechwood Drive is now ready to be erected and will be put in place by the council’s maintenance crew within the next fortnight. Bincombe Management Committee are pursuing Green Flag status for the nature reserve and are hoping to run the next Bincombe Fayre this year, on a Saturday in June. The first fayre of its kind at the wildlife haven in 2017 attracted lots of visitors and a shuttle bus operated by volunteer drivers from Crewkerne Voluntary Transport ran regularly between Bincombe Beeches and Crewkerne Town Hall.