Get involved with the King and Miller to Kingfisher Project

Monday 15 May 2017 Get involved with the King and Miller to Kingfisher Project


Local residents are being encouraged to help shape the future of three important outdoor spaces in Ashfield and Mansfield. 

The development phase of the King and Miller to Kingfisher project gives local residents the chance to shape the ideas that will be included in the activity plan for the final funding bid.

This will also help to pilot activity to celebrate the achievements of the project so far and a taster for activities to come.

Ashfield District Council and partners secured funding last year from National Lottery players to help develop the project aiming to conserve and improve King’s Mill Reservoir, Sutton Lawn and Hermitage Ponds.

An activity plan is currently being developed for residents of Ashfield and Mansfield to get involved in the project. This will involve exploring local heritage as well as habitat management through Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust ranger-led activities. 

The Activity and Volunteering Plans are available to view here.

Ashfield District Council are developing volunteer opportunities as part of the project. The first exciting opportunity is the chance to help with a visitor survey at three locations around the reservoir and one near Sutton Lawn.

We are looking for volunteers who can give just one hour of their time to record visitor numbers at these locations.  The volunteers are not required to talk to visitors, just record the numbers on a survey sheet. Full training will be given and the volunteers will have an induction to become an Ashfield District Council volunteer. They will be supported by a key staff member as part of the exercise and will be covered by the Council’s policies, procedures and insurance.

We are looking for volunteers who would be available for just one hour on any day between Thursday 1st June and Tuesday 1st August 2017 between 8am and 7pm. If anyone would like to volunteer for additional one-hour slots, they would be very welcome.

Edd de Coverly, Ashfield District Council’s Service Director for Place and Communities said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get involved and help shape the future of these important spaces in Ashfield. We welcome groups, families and individuals from across the district and beyond to get in touch and be part of this exciting project”.

For more information on this volunteer opportunity or to sign up to help us with this activity, please contact the Locality Team on 01623 457451 or email