Cotgrave Country Park has received a generous grant from Severn Trent Water’s Boost for Biodiversity scheme.
The £16,800 grant will see over eight acres of grassland seeded during Spring with a variety of flowers. The Country Park was originally planted with hard wearing, quickly established grass seed after being reclaimed from two colliery pit tips.
New sowing of wildflower seeds will make the grasslands more biodiverse with a wider range of fauna such as insects and spiders and a better food supply for birds. Predators such as weasels, foxes, owls and kestrels will visit to feed.
Alan Holmes, Chair, said, ‘We are seeing a significant increase in park users who enjoy the wild, natural beauty of the Country Park and our long-term ambition, as well as that of Nottinghamshire County Council, has been to increase its plants, insects and animals.’
Zara Frankton, Severn Trent Senior Diversity Coordinator explains that the water company has helped to fund this work through the Great Big Nature commitment- to improve 5000 hectares for biodiversity by 2027. “We are delighted to be able to fund local community projects such as this which will have such a positive impact on both the wildlife and local residents using the park.”
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