CPRE secures funding for 12 hedgerow projects in the East Midlands
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 projects in Derbyshire include:
- Hooks Farm Dairy, Borrowash, Derbyshire DE72 3GG
- Williamthorpe Local Nature Reserve, nr Heath, Derbyshire S42 5NR
- Kirk Langley, Derbyshire DE6
- Whistlewood Common, Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 8DH
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 Derbyshire, we’ll be linking up with local experts and ecological consultants, businesses like Hooks Farm Dairy as well as collaborating with The Conservation Volunteers.
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.