The local conservation group re-wilding West Beckham

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Date published: 20th December 2021

The Felbeck Trust, a wildlife charity in North Norfolk, have been transforming an area of land in West Beckham and restoring the natural wildlife there.

The four acre restoration project in West Beckham was previously used for allotments, and subsequently became a daffodil field until the Felbeck Trust opted to transform it back into a wildflower meadow with habitats to encourage the return of local wildlife.

As part of the Council’s 110,000 Trees Project, they had planted over a thousand trees on the site in previous seasons and are now planting hedgerows to restore the wildlife habitats that were previously there.

Hedgerows are a vital habitat for birds, mammals and insects and their return positively encourages a healthy biodiversity.

The Council and the Felbeck Trust have previously worked together to rejuvenate Sadler’s Wood, the Green Flag site in North Walsham.

Find out more from Trevor Williams, Chairman of the Felbeck Trust:

 

Cllr Nigel Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, Climate Change & Environment said:

“It’s community groups like the Felbeck Trust that make North Norfolk exceptional – the hard work and dedication to nature, wildlife and biodiversity is what makes our district what it is.

We’re appreciative of all the work they do and proud to have their support for the 110,000 Trees Project, for which they’ve been very active.”

The Felbeck Trust have been awarded for the voluntary conservation work, by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, in recognition of their activities on the site in West Beckham, having already volunteered over 1500 hours of their time.

To get involved with the Council’s 110,000 Trees Project visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/trees

You can get involved with the Felbeck Trust at www.felbecktrust.org.uk

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