Annis Hill Green

The Annis Green Hill volunteers have been working with the Town Council to transform the old school playing field into a beautiful public open space for nature and the local community.

The chair of the local management group Karen Lodge said ‘Our exciting community project is the very early stages we’ve planted hedging plants and trees and the jubilee oak.  

The mayor of Bungay town council Francis Betts said ‘the Town Council are delighted to be part of this exciting new community project we are happy to support them in all their future plans’.

If you would like to volunteer and get involved contact the Clerk for more information.  

Annis Hill Green Open Day
Annis Hill Green won a Highly Commended Award
Whats happened over the past 12 months

• Annis Hill Green is being developed from the redundant school playing field (2.44 hectares) into a community green open space, with a focus on creating a meadow for the benefit of wildlife and the people of Bungay, with native plants and hedges around the boundaries that are managed for the benefit of wildlife as well as a screen for local residents.

• Community volunteers, including our local MP, have planted and maintained native trees and hedge planting to create shade and cover for wildlife as well as enhancing the open space for public use. A central circle of 40 native trees has been planted as a feature, picnic area and area for public enjoyment with benches. The original cricket wicket has been kept encouraging different plant life as well as a heritage feature, recognising the past use of the area.

• The meadow has been mown for hay, with the aim to increase the diversity of the wildflowers and plants across the meadow.

• Paths have been mown to encourage the public to explore the site and reduce the compaction of the meadow plants through excess trampling.

• The access to the meadow has been improved, cutting back hedging to maintain shelter for wildlife but allowing public access to Annis Hill Green.

• Non-native plants have been reduced across the meadow, increasing the viability of the hay and reducing competition for native wildflowers and plants.

• Developed storage for collecting rainwater.

• Volunteers have been supported by experts to manage dead and damaged tress and hedging, creating wood piles habitats for insects, small mammals, and fungi.

• Mulched planted trees (in a central circle) to reduce the loss of moisture and to support the development of the root system of the native trees.

Tree Planting
The Field
Meadow Flower
Wild Flower Border
New Pedestrian Gate
Workings on hedging
Tree planting number 1
The Field
Flower and bee
Bee and Orchid
Coronation Tree Planting
New Gate