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Elmdon Park set to bloom in spring under Wildlife Ways project

Sarah Mason 5th Nov, 2019

WORKS are underway at Elmdon Park to create a haven for wildlife.

Solihull Council is hoping to encourage people to walk and cycle more across the borough as part of its Wildlife Ways project which is part-funded from European Union grants.

In Elmdon Park work is being carried out on the paths from the car park near Elmdon Church to the car park at the end of Tanhouse Farm Road.

Solihull Council say weather permitting this work should be completed in February.

Across the borough the project will see trees, wildflowers and hedgerows planted, and hopes to create ‘green corridors’ and boost biodiversity.

A spokeswoman for Solihull Council said: “Following discussions with local residents of Elmdon, we have reviewed the locations where wildflowers were going to be introduced and have now reduced, in some cases removed, the wildflowers intended for these areas.

“We will be planting bulbs shortly – so residents can expect some colour in the spring.

“In January there will also be some work to improve the woodlands and much later in the year there will be some work at Hatchford Brook.

“This follows the successful wetland landscaping at Hatchford Brook in Olton Jubilee Park earlier this year.“

For further information please contact wildlifeways@solihull.gov.uk or visit the Wildlife Ways website www.wildlifeways.co.uk

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