‘HARTLEBURY COMMON - HEATHLAND FOR ALL’ RECEIVES BIG LOTTERY FUNDING
For 2018, a Stourport-based voluntary group has £9,400 project-funding available to promote the conservation and value of this historic public green space.
Hartlebury Common Local Group plan to engage with schools and groups of people who find it difficult to access this Nature Reserve. Activities and new literature, aimed at all ages and abilities, will explain the various wildlife habitats, history and landscape of this important Site of Special Scientific Interest.
All are invited to the group’s regular monthly events, related to The Common (normally, natural history talks or walks).
Improved access, for many people whose walking is limited, will be gained through the siting of a bench on the lower level between the two car parks.
More tools will be purchased for conservation work on The Common with “taster” sessions leading to an increase in volunteers. Much management is needed for the maintenance of this rare heathland which, if left, results in poor quality woodland with a loss of plant and animal species.
The Group thanks the Big Lottery for this support. It will provide many resources for promotion and teaching. To fully utilise the award, the co-operation and help of the local community, especially schools, will be welcomed. Please contact Dr Joy M Rooney on 01299 877275 to join in. Website www.hartleburycommon.org.uk gives further information, including dates of talks, guided walks and volunteer work parties. Hartlebury Common Local Group Facebook page also shows species seen on The Common and everyone is welcome to join and post their sightings.