Who we are – What we do

Our Vision
Marconi Ponds is an area of natural beauty for recreation and wildlife in the centre of Chelmsford. The Nature Reserve comprises a footpath through a beautiful area of wooded land and the ponds.  Marconi Ponds is perfect for wildlife, with foxes, deer and other wildlife. We are developing the site into a permanent area for wildlife, education and recreation for the whole community both young and old.

This is your chance to help shape the reserve which is on your doorstep. Local people are invited to help out with various tasks ranging from practical conservation, helping with community events on the site or helping to promote and manage the project as part of the ‘Friends’ group. The site is owned by Chelmsford City Council but developed by a Friends group with the support of staff from the Parks Department and an Environmental expert who writes the Management Plan and advises us on the wildlife of the Nature Reserve.

We have formed a volunteer management group to help develop the site and manage the project. We need as many people as possible to be involved with Marconi Ponds. Could you help for an hour or two every month? If you haven’t a garden but enjoy gardening, or want to create something that the community can enjoy now and in the future why not come along and help.

If you would like to get involved, or would like to be kept up to date with future plans and activities on the site then please contact us:

Email: marconiponds@gmail.com  or leave us a message on the Contact page.

The Nature Reserve is situated between Teledyne e2v in Waterhouse Lane and the railway line. There is Long Stay Parking in Meteor Way, off Waterhouse Lane (opposite the Pitch & Putt) then follow the footpath towards the viaduct.


From Central Park, cross the river, walk under the last arch of the viaduct and follow the footpath towards the Village, you are at the bottom of the nature reserve.

You can also follow the footpath at the end of Cromar Way (past Homebase), turn left at the end and that’s the top of the nature reserve.

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