Graham Evans of Chasewater Wildlife Group has pointed out to me that Lichfield District Council last year published a voluntary code of conduct for dog walkers at the park. In the light of recent events, he thought (as do I) that it’s a good idea to link to it here. It was initially issued in response to the apparent killing of a swan by out of control dogs last year, and although I think it’s probably pitched a bit too high for those generally causing the problems (You need to be able to read, for starters…) it’s always worth pointing up.
Coupled with this, there has recently been issued a map of alternate walking and cycling routes through the park during the dam works. Click here to download a handy, print and keep .PDF version of the plan.
Lichfield District Council issued the following notes with the map:
Blue lines: Footpath (no cyclists please – as these routes run through protected heathland – thanks for your understanding)
Red lines: Cycle and footpath
Green lines: If you are cycling on the red route, can you please dismount on the green bits – this will help us to protect fragile heathland habitat on the Anglesey Basin SSSI.
Also published on the fascinating Chasewater Dam Blog, the official blog of the improvement project, the indefatigable Lizzie Thatcher has posted plans of the work to be undertaken, which, to map nerds like me, are fascinating.
Proposed safety works (.PDF file)
Site plan (.PDF file)
It’s worth keeping an eye on the Dam Blog, as there’s plenty of discussion going on and Lizzie is doing a cracking job of keeping everyone informed, often in the face of no little unpleasantness.