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Woodlands and wildflowers – a new look for Perdiswell Park

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Work is due to begin on major improvements to Perdiswell Park which will make it not only a haven for wildlife – but also more accessible to visitors. This month will see the first phase of the work begin, with the creation of almost five hectares of wildflower meadow. Bird and bat boxes will be placed at suitable locations, as well as bee banks – ...

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Splash of colour along roadside verges as nature is allowed to take its course

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More roadside verges in Worcester are to become a riot of colour this summer as Worcester City Council rolls out its wildflower verges initiative. In 2020 the City Council declared a biodiversity emergency, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of native species. Since then it has been looking to boost biodiversi...

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Helping hand to increase bird numbers in Worcester

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Worcester City Council declared a biodiversity emergency in 2020, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of our native species. As part of our work, we've joined forces with the RSPB (Worcester and Malvern branch) to help boost bird numbers in the city. In March RSPB volunteers met up with Darren and Josh – member...

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Worcester food businesses urged to cut out single-use plastics

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Worcester City Council is encouraging local cafes, takeaways and restaurants to take action now in the light of Government proposals to phase out single-use plastic plates, cutlery, polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers. According to estimates, England uses 1.1 billion single-use plates and 4.25 billion items of single-use cutlery — mos...

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Worcester communities use green grants to pledge positive action for 2022

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Planting more fruit trees and vegetables, improving recycling facilities and building bird, bat, insect and hedgehog houses are among the New Year actions pledged by the first Worcester organisations to successfully apply for the City Council's new Environmental Community Grant. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are on offer to community groups, ch...

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Popular Park at Cromwell Crescent gets makeover

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Worcester City Council is undertaking several improvements at Cromwell Crescent Park (WR5 2JW), with work commencing today (Monday 6 September). New all-weather paths are to be created along with the installation of more bins, park benches, cycle hoops, picnic tables and natural play features in the play area. The iron entrance gate and posts which...

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Worcester’s wildflowers give boost to biodiversity

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Worcester City Council is taking action to encourage wildflowers to flourish in areas across the city - in a bid to boost the numbers of bees, butterflies, and other insects, that play an important role in our ecosystem. "The UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the Second World War – which is incredibly worrying because they provide ess...

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Wildflower haven to be created near city centre

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A future haven for wildflowers is being created at Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve (WR5 3DH), close to Worcester city centre. The City Council has joined forces with the Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (www.wwmcrc.co.uk) to reclaim a large area of the Reserve which had become overgrown with invasive brambles. Approxima...

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