Volunteers in Bramcote joined Broxtowe Borough Council’s Community Clean Team as they transformed Bramcote Ridge into a new wildlife haven following a wildfire in the summer.
Volunteers from the Friends of Bramcote Ridge and the Practical Conservation Volunteers joined mayor Derek Burnett to create a new meadow and viewing point.
Sadly, the area fell victim to a wildfire in the soaring temperatures over the summer, which burnt through scrub on a rocky outcrop at the top of the ridge, leaving an area that the group has now converted into the meadow and viewing point.
Throughout the session the group cleared fire debris, sowed wildflower seed and planted a selection of 600 nectar rich wildflower plants, including cowslips, ox eye daisy and trefoil to create 1,000 square metres of acid grassland.
Next spring, this area will be a haven for honeybees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.
The council will be arranging the final stage of the project, which involves pruning trees to create views from the ridge overlooking Wollaton Hall in the distance.
A special resource pack has been created for local groups and organisations who want to get involved and run their own litter pick events, to help them carry out activities safely, as well as promote them in their local area.
The council can also help by lending litter-picking equipment.