22nd Oct, 2021

New 'pocket park' green area will improve wildlife in Tile Hill, Coventry

COVENTRY housing provider, Orbit, is transforming an area of green space for residents on the Tanyard Farm estate in Tile Hill.

In partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, the green space will become a pollinator friendly pocket park to encourage more wildlife to the area and for the enjoyment of local residents.

Pippa Reeve, placemaking and partnerships manager at Orbit, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has made clear how important green spaces are for our mental wellbeing.

“We wanted to create a space which would benefit local residents and provide somewhere for them to socialise and connect with nature.

“Social isolation, particularly amongst older generations, is prevalent and we hope that this will go some way to combating that, while encouraging more local wildlife to the area.”

It is hoped the park will encourage local residents to socialise outdoors, improving their wellbeing through connecting with nature.

Pupils from local primary schools, including at Leigh Church of England Academy, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School and The Westwood Academy, are supporting the project.

Vicky Dunne, education manager at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, added the WWT was delighted to be part of the project which would help create more structure for creatures to live, feed and breed.

“We want local residents to get involved, helping to turn an unloved space into one loved by people and wildlife.

“People have become more engaged with nature and its importance during the recent lockdowns, and we hope the local residents will appreciate the work we’ve done to the space.”

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