Volunteers create hedges at Lichfield conservation event

Richard Hughes at Christian Fields

Richard Hughes at Christian Fields

Thirty volunteers have been learned all about the traditional skill of creating hedges in Lichfield.

Lichfield District Council’s Countryside team, North Lichfield Initiative, and Burton Conservation Volunteers led the event at Christian Fields, which also included clearing scrub to keep the former landfill site under control.

Cllr Mike Fryers, Lichfield District councillor and Chairperson of North Lichfield Initiative’s Transport and Environment Group, said:

“The sun shone on us, and it was another wonderful day in the great outdoors. Everyone brought their energy and enthusiasm to the event. It was fascinating to learn the traditional skill of laying hedges, and they will make a huge difference to the site.”

Excitement is mounting as Christian Fields will be declared the district’s first Local Nature Reserve this April.

To volunteer to be a part of the effort to make the former landfill site a haven for wildlife, please contact Lichfield District Council on 01543 308183 or email denice.deverall@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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