The Delph Pond Forum have been successful in the Clackmannanshire in Bloom 2016 competition in the following sections
Community Garden Projects - Overall winner
Special Award for Wildlife & Environment
Some photographs available on flicker
Look out for Further information about our next event in Spring 2017.
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The Delph Pond Forum was set up in 2007. It is made up of various partners, including:
The Forum is facilitated by a representative of the Council's Housing service.
The Delph Pond is located on open space between Delph Wynd, Alloa Road and Delph Road in Tullibody. It is an area of natural beauty and is listed as one of 8,146 locations within the British Isles as a "Breathing Place which will inspire and motivate you to create and care for nature-friendly green spaces where you live."
Features of the area include
The pond is surrounded on three sides by residential housing. On the west side, it is bordered by a substantial woodland area, which is used for education purposes, nature walks and various events.
The area has seen an increase in people visiting and using the facilities, particularly the picnic area.
Pathways were upgraded with money secured through forum funding bids and can now accommodate pushchairs and motorised wheelchairs. A local wheelchair-user group called "Walking on Wheels" regularly use the space. Local runners use the improved pathways for training purposes.
Further upgrading was carried out in 2015, with a pathway being created through the Delph Wood area, opening up the woodland to allow access to all levels of mobility. It will also act as an outdoor classroom in which to further enhance school children's learning experience.
The local swan population has increased over recent years thanks to our resident pair. Frogs have been spotted following the successful transfer of spawn from another pond and a heron also visits the pond.
To give locals and visitors some information on the Delph pond area, two interpretation panels have been designed and installed. One highlights the flora and woodland species within the Delph Wood, whilst the second panel gives information on the history of the area and the wildlife in and around the pond.
Events regularly take place at the pond are usually themed around environmental, biodiversity and fun activities:
Events are organised in conjunction with local groups, such as the History group, Tullibody Healthy Living Initiative, Forth valley Environmental links, Army cadets, Ranger service, Community & Estate Wardens and Tullibody, Cambus & Glenochil Community Council.
Forthcoming events are posted in the ClacksWeb Events Diary.
Consultation has taken place throughout the life of the Forum. This has ensured that the views of the community and interested individuals have been taken into account to galvanise resident opinion on the Delph Pond area.
Information gathered from these consultations is used to influence the future decisions and/or improvements for the area.
If you have any comments about the pond, or the forum or are interested in becoming involved please contact us using the details below.
Tenant Participation Co-ordinator, Housing
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452404 / 450000