Leiston Makes Space for Wildlife

Leiston is already blessed with green spaces at the Community Orchard, Haylings Pond and the recently created habitat at Aldhurst Farm but we believe we can make even more spaces attractive to our pollinating insects and wild animals by carefully managing suitable spaces within our more urban areas.

RSPB

“Helping nature starts at home. The simple activities you’re about to do will help your local wildlife, contribute to our collective efforts to support nature right across the country, and improve your outdoor space for you to enjoy.” – RSPB Website.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Why not check out the Suffolk Wildlife Trust website for some great ideas on how you can make your garden wildlife friendly – from making a bee hotel to creating your own vertical garden, there are fun ideas for all ages.

Our pollinating insects and other wildlife species need our help as their habitat globally is under threat. But by working together, each parish can contribute towards providing more wildlife spaces. So Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council will be launching an exciting new project in 2021/2022. The ambition of ‘Leiston Makes Space for Wildlife’ is to create wildlife corridors throughout the town which will link up the larger wildlife habitats within the parish.

Leiston is already blessed with green spaces at the Community Orchard, Haylings Pond and the recently created habitat at Aldhurst Farm but we believe we can make even more spaces attractive to our pollinating insects and wild animals by carefully managing suitable spaces within our more urban areas. This will provide a wildlife corridor, which is particularly useful for our pollinating insects like bees and butterflies. This doesn’t mean leaving the verges along our roadsides to be left uncut as we want our town to look tidy, so that we can all be proud of where we live. It means that with careful planning, we can create spaces for wildlife that also look attractive for our residents and visitors.

Throughout the coming months we will all be looking forward to life after lockdown and can begin identifying small pockets of land within the town that could be managed for the benefit of wildlife. We will keep you updated on progress throughout the spring, summer and autumn via this newsletter, local press, our website and social media channels.

Check out how you can get involved and even post your photos of your garden wildlife project on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/leistonmakesspace

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council
Council Offices,  Main Street,
Leiston,  IP16 4ER
Tel: (01728) 830388

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council
Council Offices,  Main Street,
Leiston,  IP16 4ER
Tel: (01728) 830388