The Green Heart of Poringland


An informal community group, the  Friends of Poringland Lakes, share the same values as the PCFLA, that is to protect, conserve and enhance Poringland Lakes for wildlife and as a place of quiet recreation and enjoyment for all sections of the local community and other visitors.

 Volunteers keep warm on a cold winter's day

It is hoped that some Friends will be encouraged to join working parties to maintain and improve the site while the modest annual membership fee will provide an important income stream for the Association to continue its important work for both wildlife and the local community.

We will keep Friends advised of developments at the lakes via this website, so please keep clicking on www.poringlandlakes.com.

If you would like to become a Friend of Poringland Lakes, please download an application form by clicking on the following link.

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Friends Leaflet Published

The Friends of Poringland Lakes was formally launched at last weekend’s Silver Sunday at Poringland Community Centre.
Central to the launch was publication of the Friends leaflet which will be distributed to 3,250 homes and business in the area as a supplement to the Five Plus parish magazine.


The unveiling was augmented by two prominent posters advertising the leaflet and support advertising for Drayton Insurance Services who have generously sponsored the Friends project. 

Friends Indeed 

There’s been a remarkable response to Friends of Poringland Lakes scheme since the new initiative was launched at Silver Sunday earlier this month. 

While most the new Friends are local, amazingly some people have joined from as far afield as Australia and Kenya after reading about the Association’s efforts to save a community asset which is clearly close to many people’s hearts – not just locally but internationally. 

Silvers Sunday certainly evoked some wonderful memories of yesteryear, when as children, many of the village’s senior citizens played, swam and even ‘went courting’ at the lakes. 

One of the most moving donations came from a lady who wrote simply but very movingly, that her “modest contribution was in memory of her late husband who used to play and swim there 70 years ago.” 

100 Year Old Friend 

We are very grateful for the support and encouragement we get from all our Friends  but we simply must highlight one contribution in particular. 

One of the community’s oldest residents has become a Friend at the grand old age of 100 years. 

We do not propose to name our centenarian other than to say the donation comes in appreciation of “many happy days spent at the lakes” - and an apology that, sadly,  they are unable to join any working parties!!!

Aren’t people simply wonderful!