A new wildlife hedge has been planted at Brinsley Headstocks Local Nature Reserve to provide food and nesting sites for the local bird population.
Broxtowe Mayor Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE joined community group Friends of Brinsley Headstocks and children from Brinsley Primary School last week to plant the final section of the 250-metre wildlife hedgerow.
Including standard trees, the hedgerow will form a living boundary around the important hay meadow at the nature reserve.
The project has been supported by The Friends of Brinsley Headstocks who applied to the Greenwood Community Forest for a planting grant and were awarded £200 towards the project, as well as Broxtowe Borough Council who have provided the rest of the plant material.
Nic Wort, Project Officer at Nottingham Greenwood Community Forest, said: “The Greenwood team is committed to supporting people to plant trees in their community.
“Getting people involved in tree planting on their local green space is a great way of developing interest and encouraging a long-term commitment to the local area.”