The Eco Park is now an oasis where flora and fauna can flourish and local residents can go to relax and enjoy. Grass and wildflowers are thriving and fish have already returned to the dredged drainage ditches, which will also provide a haven for waterside plants, frogs and toads.
A diverse range of habitats has been created to encourage all kinds of wildlife and the park will be managed to sustain these all year round. The whole Eco Park, with the exception of the brambles and selected areas along the ditch, will be cut short once a year in the late summer.
This strategy will create a wildlife haven, giving shelter to nesting birds, insects and small mammals for the majority of the year and encouraging a wide range of wildflowers to grow. The nettles and bramble 'patches' are a vital source of food for caterpillars, moths and butterflies.
In the autumn, the blackberries and other fruit and nuts on the hawthorn, hazel, blackthorn, wild roses and on the old apple trees will be in abundance, feeding the birds, insects and mammals well into the winter months.
Scrattons Farm Eco Park opened on 23 July 2002.