Views invited on plans for Sedgley Beacon

Wednesday 19th March 2014

An exciting new nature improvement project for Sedgley Beacon carried out by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country in partnership with South Staff Staffs Water plc is looking to get people’s views this Thursday (March 20th).

With the site not only being a landmark site with beautiful views over the surrounding area, but also an important site for local wildlife, Sedgley Beacon is going to get a full makeover to ensure wildlife habitats there are restored to their former glories. SSW has recently become partners in the Birmingham and Black Country Nature Improvement Area, so are keen to develop this project at the site they own.

With this work, The Wildlife Trust plans to create wildflower meadows buzzing with bees and butterflies, hedgerows running across the site providing food and shelter for animals and woodlands full of beautiful displays of native flowers.

Simon Atkinson, The Trust’s Nature Improvement Area Programme Manager, said: “We are keen to hear what people think about the work we’re planning to do on Sedgley Beacon. We see it as a fantastic opportunity to get the local community involved in making the site a great place both for nature and people to come and visit.”

Colin Wayper, Operations Director of SSW: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Nature Improvement Area on a project that will make a real difference not only to wildlife, but also to people’s enjoyment of a much-loved local landmark site. As a company we’re keen for all the sites we own to be as environmentally sustainable as possible and this partnership work will help us to continue to work towards that aim.”

The Wildlife Trust is running the consultation event at Sedgley Beacon on Thursday, 20th March between 10.30am and 3pm and invites all interested local people to come and see what their plans are. For any further information, please contact them at nia@bbcwildlife.org.uk or 0121 454 1199.


Sedgley Beacon

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