Nature reserve talk dates

DERBYSHIRE Wildlife Trust announced this week that it will be holding two public consultations about a plan to create the county’s second biggest nature reserve on Ilkeston’s doorstep.

The trust is currently finalising details of the purchase of 182 acres of land – the southern part of the former American Adventure theme park – from Derbyshire County Council.

The new land will join Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve to Shipley Wood, creating the largest nature reserve in the county outside the Peak District.

On March 2 at the Arena in Rutland Street and March 22 at West Hallam Methodist Church, residents are invited to learn about the proposals and give their views.

For more information call the trust on 01773 881188.