Who We Are
The South Pond Group is a community project committed to the improvement of South Pond and Jubilee Path, in Midhurst, West Sussex.
We joined together in the summer of 2012 because it was clear that the wildlife around the pond was seriously out of balance, and the potential of the South Pond area, as a more dynamic part of Midhurst life, was not being fulfilled.
We see South Pond and Jubilee Stream as part of a thriving wildlife corridor that supports a healthy and varied range of plant and animal life, making the whole area an attractive and interesting place to visit and enjoy, and a source of pride for the people of Midhurst.
We see South Pond playing a larger role in bringing visitors to Midhurst, and contributing to the overall regeneration of the town.
What We Do
Together with our supporters (Chichester District Council, which owns the land, Midhurst Town Council and the South Downs National Park Authority), we have prepared a management plan which sets out how we will achieve this vision.
The priority is to improve the water quality and the natural habitat by addressing the pollution problem, removing weeds, and planting reed beds, a wide range of pond plants and wild flower meadows.
The Physical Environment
Improving or removing some of the concrete areas and providing information for the public by installing interpretation boards.
Many individuals and local groups from the Midhurst area are already involved in achieving this vision, and we hope more and more will become engaged in the project, giving it the energy it needs.