New group to manage Midhurst pond area

MIDHURST’S South Pond is set to get some tender care this autumn as a new group prepares to take on the job of looking after one of the town’s best loved areas.

The former South Pond Active Community Endeavour group, comprising of volunteers from Midhurst as well as officers from Chichester District Council and the former South Downs Joint Committee, folded when the leading light bowed out.

But now a new group has been found to take over the management of the area, headed by environmentalist Graham Ault.

The first meeting of the new group is set to take place at St Anne’s Hall in Midhurst on Wednesday, September 26, starting at 7pm.