A series of public meetings to discuss the future of the former Burlish Park golf club site will take place next month.

The golf club folded last year and Wyre Forest District Council took possession of the site in June 2018.

The area borders the existing Burlish Top Nature Reserve which could be extended under new proposals being drawn up by the council’s countryside rangers.

The rangers have organised three public meetings to give people the chance to discuss opening up part of the old golf course in Zortech Avenue for public access, creating a haven for wildlife and taking advantage of the natural meadow habitat.

Suggestions include creating new countryside trails and a family-friendly cycle route, but any plans for the future would need the backing of local people and supported by a sound business plan.

Residents are invited to come along to one of the meetings to discuss proposals and help shape the reserve’s future. The meetings will take place at Wyre Forest House in Finepoint Way, Kidderminster on Monday 3, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Councillor Juliet Smith, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection said: “Enhancing our green spaces is vital for preserving local wildlife and plants. Our countryside rangers do an excellent job in managing our open spaces so they can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old.

“I urge anyone who can, to come along to one of the meetings. This is a great opportunity for residents to give us their ideas, comment on suggestions and take an active role in the future of a new nature reserve.”