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Cllr. J Leggett, Cllr. I Moncur (Chairman) and Cllr. J Ward

Sprowston Town Council wins Community Biodiversity Award

The Norfolk Community Biodiversity Awards are an annual accolade for environmental projects in the county. Run by the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership’s ‘Communities and Nature’ Topic Group, the awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups who have worked within their local community to make a difference for wildlife and people.

The Council won the category of Parish and Town Councils for its work at Harrisons Woodland on Blue Boar Lane/Salhouse Road.

Harrisons Woodland was formed from the Breck and Harrisons Plantation, originally part of Mousehold Heath in the 18th century and covers 27ha. Working in partnership with Broadland District Council and Norwich Fringe Project the Town Council has made the woodland accessible to the public, as presented in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Initial works included selective felling of trees, the creation of entrances and pedestrian pathways, new gates and signage, an interpretation board, dog and litter bins, and safety measures on Blue Boar Lane at Cottage Plantation car park.

A five year management plan has also been developed with partners to conserve wildlife and biodiversity; risk asses trees and woodland areas; define uses including nature conservation, recreation, nature trails and other group activities. A section will be managed to promote heathland restoration as lowland heathland is considered a priority habitat for conservation.

Chairman, Mr Ian Moncur who accepted the award on behalf of the Council said “I am delighted that the work of the Council and our partners in strengthening nature conservation and biodiversity is being recognised. It shows what success can be achieved by working together as a community.”

 

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