The National Trust purchased 24 acres of land located on the left hand side of the Burwell Road as you leave Reach and leased half of it to the Parish Council for a peppercorn rent so that various community projects could be undertaken (you can download a copy of the lease which was signed on the 12th May 2012.
All funding was raised from donations and grants and subsequently the area will be self-funding. There will be no cost to Reach villagers via the precept.
Projects now in place are:
The picture on the right goes back to the 11th September 2011 when there was a Celebration Picnic on the 24Acres to inform residents of proposals and listen to their comments.
And when all the projects were put in place we had fun at our 24Acres Opening Event on Sunday 1st June 2014 (just over 2 years from when the lease was signed).