It is heartening to see work commence on site at Willingham Fen following the approval of all pre-commencement conditions from the planning permission granted a year ago. Works are starting with the removal of the hedgerow and vegetation at Fiskerton Road, enabling construction of the new access road junction. As the weather has been so wet in recent months the ground conditions are too poor to commence engineering work but it was necessary to remove the hedges during February to avoid any possibility of disturbing nesting birds in the Spring. These works allow for the construction to begin in earnest once the ground has dried out sufficiently so, for now, we will need a little more patience. However, this is a very exciting project that will enhance Cherry Willingham, provide new facilities and amenities, major open space and connect the village to the Water Railway cycle route along the south of the river and, of course, to Washingborough and beyond.