Local volunteers joined forces to create a brand new pollinator garden in Brinton Park last week.

The garden is designed to help attract a wide range of pollinating insects like butterflies and bees, revitalising the park’s natural wildlife.

In total 800 plants, purchased by Wyre Forest District Council, were planted by volunteers from the Emily Jordan Foundation (Twigs), West Midlands Butterfly Conservation, WFDC Ranger Service and Parks and Open Spaces teams

Anyone looking to take an active role in the future of Brinton Park can also volunteer to help with the Brinton Park Heritage Fund.

The project, coordinated by Wyre Forest District Council, launched a major consultation exercise earlier this year to gather people’s ideas for developing the park with more than 500 people taking part.

There is an opportunity for people to get involved in the project or make suggestions to help shape the final application for a full grant in February 2020, by contacting Lesley.Fox@wyreforestdc.gov.uk.

Councillor Helen Dyke, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection said: “We’re delighted we have been able to plant a new pollinator garden in Brinton Park. It’s great that we have local volunteers willing to take a few hours out of their day to play an active role in the future of our parks and open spaces.

“A big thank you to West Midlands Butterfly Conservation for their help in planting the large bed of nectar-rich plants, and for donating an information board to accompany the site which will sit opposite the border.”

To keep up to date with the project find Brinton Park Heritage Fund on Facebook and Twitter (@BrintonParkHF) and visit the website www.brintonpark.com

Anyone interested in finding out more about butterflies and becoming involved in their conservation can go to www.westmidlands-butterflies.org.uk

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Emily Jordan Foundation Butterfly Gardencropped