MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
To Be Planted In Revived City Woodland
woodland area Coventry is to be transformed from an overgrown area
to a place where wildflowers will bloom and new footpaths will
link a community.
work in Jardine Crescent has been made possible thanks to Coventry
City Council’s city development directorate and a
£75,000 grant from the Onyx Environmental Trust through
the Landfill Tax.
the work is completed homes on one side of the woodland will be
linked with the shops on the other side.
of the improvements are those that residents have asked for and
will include a general clean-up, removal of litter, improvements
to the footpaths, the planting of wildflowers and the removal of
overgrown and dense bramble.
tree surgery is also needed in the area as some of the trees are
in a dangerous condition.
those that need to be removed will be felled, while others will
have some of their branches cut back.
possible some of the cut wood will be used to create habitat piles
or homes for the bugs that are part of the woodland environment.
than 400 new trees will be planted and in time they will grow to
mature oak trees.
Dave Batten, cabinet member (Development and Renewal), said:
Jardine Crescent area is rich in woodland, some of which is
hundreds of years old.
the work that we are undertaking will enable people to enjoy the
wood more and improve the environment now and for the future.
we need now is help to make sure the new young trees can become
established and the flowers are allowed to grow and bloom."
project is part of the city's Land Reclamation Action Plan, which
aims to improve derelict and under-used areas of the city for the
benefit of local people.
has been designed by Groundwork Coventry and is being carried out
by CovWise a local organisation that provides training
opportunities and a wage for the long term unemployed.
the basic preparation and clearing work is done, there will be an
opportunity for local people to get involved with the project.
Anyone interested should contact Debbie Brown on 024 7683 2643.