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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve

HAVE YOUR SAY ON JUBILEE LAKE

The Town Council are considering a new range of activities and provision at Jubilee Lake for residents of all ages to take part in and enjoy. Amongst these suggestions are; Boating on the lake, Forest Schools, Survival Skills, Shelter Building, Great Outdoors and possibly Mini Golf. We are also investigating ANPR cameras for the car park which would be free to Bassett residents but charged to people from outside the town.

The Town Council will also be seeking opportunities to use adjoining land for some of these activities in partnership with others.

We are working with the local Bassett Eco and Environmental Groups to investigate the effect of these activities might have on the area.

We kindly request you complete the survey either by downloading a WORD or PDF version, whichever suits best. Please complete and return by email to enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk or drop off to the Town Council office on 117 High Street by 23rd April 2021. All comments will be collated into a report made public and for newly elected Councillors in May 2021 to consider. An accessible pdf version of the survey can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

If you would like further clarification on any of the activities suggested then please contact enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

Front sheet of Have your say on Jubilee Lake Survey

 

Notice for dogs on lead at Jubilee Lake

CORONAVIRUS: Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve is open at present to residents for exercise/walk the dog. The Town Council would strongly encourage visitors to observe guidance on social distancing. PLEASE NOTE: The Council has put into place a one way system around the lake to encourage social distancing.

29 March 2021 – Fishing with a season ticket is permitted and verified daily. Please follow the guidance on exercising outdoors and meeting people outsideThe play park remains open, as well as the public toilets. Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms is open for takeaways only and all seating has been removed, this will be reviewed in accordance with the governments roadmap out of lockdown, so please check their Facebook page regularly for the latest information and on opening dates and times. OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY 10-4 EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT EASTER HOLIDAYS.

Accessing green space and exercise; the Government updates its guidance on accessing green spaces and undertaking exercise safely regularly so please keep checking the link for the latest advice.  The latest guidance includes an updated list of what the public can now do, as well as a reminder to respect other people and protect the natural environment. 

The grounds maintenance team continue to work, we kindly ask residents to respect staff whilst they work in the park and observe social distancing.

We thank all for your support during these unprecedented times. Stay safe.

Jubilee Lake is and area of ancient woodlands and flower-rich meadows located north east of the town, just over a mile from the High Street. In 2007, Jubilee Lake was designated as a Local Nature Reserve. To find the Lake, please see Town Centre Map.
There is plenty of parking available at the entrance to the Lake.

Polite notice to dog walkers at Jubilee Lake. PLEASE MAKE SURE DOGS ARE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is something for everyone at Jubilee Lake. For wildlife lovers, the lake is bursting with a variety of animals from the family of geese to the long eared brown bats! Children can be kept entertained for hours in the large play area or go on a nature trail in search of butterflys and rabbits or if you enjoy peaceful walks, you will be sure to find that here.  Jubilee Lake also has a thriving Angling Club, for more information please contact Terry Strange on 01793 346730.

 

 

 

 

 

There is something for everyone at Jubilee Lake; children can enjoy the large play area, or follow the nature trail through either of the butterfly or rabbit quiz leaflets, hard copies and answers can be picked up either at Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms or the Town Council Office on 117 High Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In January 2018, the Town Council hired contractors to take on a major piece of erosion works within Jubilee Lake. An area of the lake had been significantly eroded over several years, forming a drop of approximately 1.7m. Gabion baskets, coir fibre and rock rolls at key locations have improved the lakes banks to a high level halting the erosion ensuring enjoyment for visitors for years to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors can stop and refesh with a cup or tea & cake, or ice cream if it is warm, at Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms. It is run by a local resident and can be found next to the large play park. The Tea Rooms are opened Thursday to Sundays 10am to 4pm. To find out about any specials or changes to dates and times visit their facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/Teaatthepark/

Next to the Tea Rooms, visitors will also find Town Council run public toilets. For opening times and emergency contact details click here.

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