CPRE secures funding for 12 hedgerow projects in the East Midlands

By Lewis Townsend
7th April 2022

We’re delighted to confirm that we have secured funding for 12 hedgerow planting and restoration projects across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire Lincolnshire, and Leicestershire.

The local Hedgerow Heroes project, which also supports CPRE’s national hedgerow campaign, has already enabled the restoration of over 20km of hedgerow up and down the country. We’re proud to be contributing toward increasing our hedgerow network by 40% by 2050, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee to help achieve carbon net zero.

Confirmed hedgerow projects in Nottinghamshire include:

  • Rushford Park, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire NG8 2GL
  • Valley Road Bowling Green, Sherwood, Nottinghamshire NG5 3GX
  • Bulwell Hall Park, nr Bestwood, Nottinghamshire NG6 8BE

The twelve East Midlands locations cover a variety of areas and landscapes, from parks to nature reserves and leisure facilities.

Local CPRE groups in each area will be directly engaging with communities and volunteers to ensure their involvement with these practical conservation projects in their local green spaces. In Nottinghamshire, we’ll be linking up with local experts and ecological consultants as well as collaborating with Nottingham City Council Parks and Open Spaces Team, and Green Hustle.

'This exciting Hedgerow Heroes project will enhance access to nature for communities across the East Midlands, and our aim is to raise awareness of hedgerows and the many benefits they bring to our landscapes and wildlife'
Lorraine Ray, Volunteering and Community Engagement (Three Counties Project)

The project, which has been corporate funded, will see a total of 2km new hedge planted with ongoing management plans to ensure that they flourish for generations to come. More details to be announced soon.

 

Children interacting with a hedgerow
Hedgerows have a wide range of benefits