This joint project between Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and
Tamworth Borough Council aims to improve Tamworth's wild
spaces. It is jointly funded by Tamworth Borough Council and
Staffordshire Environmental Fund.
Through the project, sites are designated as Local Nature
Reserves and local community conservation groups are set
up to manage the sites.
Hodge Lane, Amington, was the only existing Local Nature
Reserve in Tamworth prior to the "Wild about Tamworth" project.
Local volunteers now carry out a day's work a month.
Kettlebrook -, which stretches from Glascote to Wilnecote
- and runs through Belgrave, is now a Local Nature
The Friends of Stoneydelph Lakes have begun
holding monthly tasks to involve more members of the
The Friends of Warwickshire Moor,
Bolehall, sees local residents meeting on the first Saturday
and third Sunday of every month. Following large scale wetland
habitat work, a series of ditches and pools have been created.
Tameside Wildlife Conservation Group was set up to
manage Tameside Nature Reserve in Fazeley. This group meets on the
second Sunday of every month to carry out work such as island
management, otter holt construction and bench building. Future
plans for the site include a large-scale wetland improvements
project. The plans are to re-profile the banks of the river, link
the lake and the river and create a series of small pools and
scrapes which will increase the biodiversity and amenity value of
Dosthill Park Wildlife Group meets on the first Sunday of each
month. The group has been working closely with the local
primary school to develop an education pack to enable groups to use
the site to support their curriculum and SATs work.
The Town Wall Conservation group carries out practical conservation
tasks on the site on the second Sunday of the month. The group
are keen to improve access and to reinstate some of the
original features, including a wildflower meadow and a
also gives local schools and other groups the opportunity to go on
educational visits to a Local Nature Reserve near them. Schools can
arrange days with the Project Officers, who will take classes to
the reserve and carry out environmental activities. These can
include mini-beast hunts, bird watching and exploring the
environment using different senses.
Lindsey Bates, "Wild About Tamworth" Project
Officer, is based at the Tamworth Borough Council Locality Office
If you would like a programme of conservation tasks, guided
walks, talks and events in Tamworth, or further information about
any aspects of the project, please click on the links on the right
of this page or telephone Lindsey on 01827 59912 or 07970