Blake Hill Viewpoint | Poole Park Life update | Volunteer with Poole's Heathland

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Parks and open spaces 2015

Blake Hill Viewpoint Volunteer Day

Blake Hill Viewpoint

On Saturday 5 January ten volunteers, alongside staff from Environmental Services, helped to plant up 18 trees at Blake Hill Viewpoint. The volunteers enjoyed dry but chilly weather in the beautiful Viewpoint area. After two hours, the volunteers managed to plant 18 trees across the site, whilst also filling two black sacks of litter and helping to clear up the steps and entrances to the area. Make sure to drop by the Viewpoint to see how these new trees are doing!

Poole Park Life update

Poole Park

In the area surrounding the freshwater lakes in Poole Park, various tree works are planned this winter. The majority of work is to remove dead wood from the trees to keep paths and the line of the railway track safe.

Some tree felling is also taking place to allow landscape improvements as part of the improvements to the lakes and lagoons, and because a number of Alder trees have become infected with a type of Phytophera disease which causes them to die. We are now removing trees that declined last year, which will hopefully limit the spread of the disease.

For more information and updates on Poole Park Life please see our website

Volunteer with Poole’s heathland

Poole Heathland

Get out this New Year with Poole’s heathland team! Join the Heath Wardens at Ham Common to tend to this beautiful seaside heathland site. Activities include cutting gorse to diversify heathland flora and to protect the site.

Sessions will run this month on Thursday 17 and Thursday 31 January. Please dress appropriately; tools, gloves, and hot drinks will be provided. For more information please see their Facebook event page.

Stay up-to-date!

Poole Parks

If you’re online, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know and stay up-to-date with all the upcoming developments taking place across our parks and open spaces. We also have our own Poole Projects website, where you can find further information and details about improvements taking place across the Borough Of Poole’s green spaces.

Poole Park lake

If you’re thinking Poole Park lake is looking a little lower than usual, we’ve started on some improvements. We’re aiming to increase biodiversity and improve water quality, create new island habitats and improve the surrounding landscape; all whilst maintaining and improving the lake for future use for recreational activities.
From Monday 14th January the path along the railway line will be closed to public, but there will be signage with alternative routes should we need to close this or any other paths during the work.

Poole park

Report it function


Seen some fly-tipped items on your street? Abandoned cars left on your road? Hazardous waste needing removal? Report it! The Borough of Poole has a ‘Report it!’ function that allows residents to report different issues in their local area that can then be dealt with. Once you have reported something, it goes straight to the relevant team who can sort the issue as soon as possible. It is a great and simple way to help keep your street or local green space looking clean!