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CPRE secures funding for 12 hedgerow projects in the East Midlands

Lewis Townsend
By Lewis Townsend
7th April 2022

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

'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 looking at and touching bramble hedgerow
Hedgerows have a wide range of benefits