14th Aug, 2020

Cash help sought for new signs at former Redditch manor house

Ross Crawford 16th Apr, 2020

AN appeal for sponsors has been launched by Moons Moat Conservation Group to help them enhance the historic site of a former moated manor house in Redditch.

The group would like to put up two sign boards so that visitors to the centuries old site would be able to appreciate the significance of the area.

The call comes after more than a dozen new blue signposts for walkers were put up thanks to a collaboration between the group, Church Hill Big Local and Worcestershire County Council directing people to the peaceful haven.

“The group has ambitious plans for the erection of two Interpretation Boards at the Moons Moat site to provide information to visitors to the site,” said MMCG chair Derek Coombes.

“We are hoping that we can find a local sponsor for this work and are particularly interested to talk with local sign-makers or engineering fabrications, or perhaps a local engineering company that would like this kind of project for its apprentices to work upon.”

The group is looking for £5,000 to make the project a reality and to truly showcase how important the site is for the people of Redditch.

Currently it is now working on more walking signs to establish a circular leisure walk from Arrow Valley Country Park to Moons Moat which will also pass through other parts of Church Hill.

MMCG sectretary Phil Mitchell added: “As well as the signage, plans are well advanced for holding ‘Volunteer Days’ at the Moat this year.

“We hope that local residents, and people from across Redditch will step forward to help on such days.”

In addition the group continues to work with Redditch Borough Council on the aims and objectives of a 10-year management plan to restore and maintain the historic Redditch site at a level fitting its status as a scheduled ancient monument.

To help support the group contact Derek on 07860 326582 or 01527 404365 or email dc@moonsmoatconservation.info or Phil Mitchell on 07887 692348, or email

pm@moonsmoatconservation.info.

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