In 2020 Worcester City Council declared a biodiversity emergency, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of our native species.
This pledge is supported by a pdf biodiversity action programme (122 KB) .
This includes actions and timescales to:
Take independent advice to ensure biodiversity is enhanced across all parks and open spaces managed by the City Council.
- Create more wildflower meadows around the city
- Maximise the tree canopy across the city
- Enhance biodiversity at Astwood and St John’s Cemeteries
- Protect Lyppard Grange Ponds – home to the great crested newt, an endangered species
- Enhance biodiversity at allotment sites
- Work in partnership with local groups including: