Massey's Bank, Rowley Hills

Massey's Bank, Rowley Hills

Birmingham and Black Country Nature Improvement Area work in partnership with the local community to make ecological improvements to Massey's Bank, Rowley Hills.

Massey's Bank is a 5.5 hectare area of open space situated within the Grace Mary Estate in Tividale.  In the early 20th century this former agricultural landscape was mined and quarried, and, on construction of the Estate the site was backfilled and levelled.

The purpose of this project, developed in partnership with the Grace Mary Tenants & Residents Association and the Holy Cross Community Church, is to make Massey's Bank more attractive and accessible, thereby encouraging more positive use of the site by the local community.

The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust undertook management works to existing woodland and grassland, thinning selected areas and seeding and planting of field-layer species including Red Campion, Foxglove and Primrose.

In addition Wildlife Trust Community & Education Staff ran 4 training days with local adult volunteers and school groups.