New planters welcome wildlife

Posted on: 15 Jun 23

Back in the Spring, Lightmoor Village Delivery Group, which is a partnership between Telford and Wrekin Council and Bournville Village Trust, gave details of projects they were working together on from an investment of £150,000 from Telford and Wrekin Council and based on the priorities of Lightmoor Village residents.

This included youth provision activities, mother and toddler group and road safety measures outside of the school.

In addition, another project that has recently been completed is the installation of planters at each end of the village. With many residents interested in protecting the environment and wildlife, we wanted something that would support these areas and we found it with the NatureArk planter.

As well as being beautiful to look at, the planter encourages wildlife from bees to hedgehogs and everything in between.

It includes:

Hedgehog house
Bee hotel
Butterfly house
Amphibian refuge
Invertebrate hotel
Small mammal nest box
Coal tit box
Rot hole
Wet habitat reservoir
Deadwood zone
Soil habitat

We’ll share more photographs in the coming months and if you spot any wildlife, please take a photo and tag us, we’d love to see the wildlife of Lightmoor village.

When we consulted with residents about their priorities for the village, it included various community groups including a green group. We’ll shortly be announcing details of this, together with plans for a community garden, so watch this space.