The Village Green

The Village Green

The Village Green is an area of river bank at the bottom of Landing Lane. Volunteers have spent time planting, cutting back the bushes and weaving the willow in order to make the area more attractive. Tables and chairs have been provided. The area is cut only once a year in order to preserve the natural flora and fauna, something that is especially important as this is the habitat of the rare tansy beetle.

The tansy beetle is an attractive bright-green leaf beetle with a coppery sheen. The wings were so admired by Victorians that they used them as sequins. Although its range was once quite widespread it is now an endangered species, and found only on the banks of the Ouse. It feeds and lays its eggs on the tansy fern, so the parish council is attempting to preserve these plants as much as possible.

Unfortunately, frequent flooding means that debris is often deposited on the site, whilst inconsiderate visitors leave litter, with the consequence that the green isn’t always in as good a condition as we would wish. So, please enjoy this pleasant local facility; whilst if you can help keep it clean and tidy at the same time Fulford Parish Council would be very grateful.