The Town Council working in partnership with Castle Point Borough Council have created a wildflower meadow on the site adjacent the Dutch ford at Tewkes Creek. The meadow will enhance this wildlife haven and encourage bees, butterflies and other insect and wildlife to Tewkes Creek.

The project was started in the Autumn 2013 when the ground was prepared and wildflower seeds sown by a local contractor and once this area becomes established will be maintained by the Town Council.

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the First World War in 2014, the Town Council has also sown Flanders Poppy seeds through the meadow.