Sowing seeds to bring wildlife into village

Mya Cotterill plants seeds with Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Jacky Williams.
Mya Cotterill plants seeds with Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Jacky Williams.

CHILDREN from a village primary school have been helping to sow wildflower seeds in a bid to attract more wildlife.

Year six pupils from Trowell Primary School joined Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Jacky Williams and wildlife experts from the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers on Monday at the Pit Lane open space.

Broxtowe’s cabinet member for the environment Cllr Stan Heptinstall said: “Working alongside local schoolchildren and partner organisations is another fantastic example of how local people and partner organisations work together to make Broxtowe borough an even better place to live, work and visit.”

The youngsters sowed an assortment of wildflower seeds provided by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust around the edges of four young woodland plantations to provide a show of colour next spring.

The aim is to create a woodland fringe which provides a more diverse habitat for wildlife, including insects, butterflies, birds and small mammals.