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Published by Emma Tedman for The Hyde Group in Housing and also in Communities, Environment
Hyde residents hope the bird boxes will bring some new feathered friends to the area.
Amongst our Hyde residents living at Deerleap in Bretton, we have some Landscape Champions. During their most recent grounds’ maintenance inspection they thought that if bird boxes could be attached to some of the many tall trees to provide nesting homes for birds in the area, then residents (particularly those in flats without their own gardens) would have the enjoyment of being able to watch nature on their doorsteps.
The residents gave the idea the thumbs up and so the Landscape Champions asked Hyde to support them with their plan. They worked together with Charlotte Wildermoth, Resident Engagement Officer, to complete an application for funding from the Peterborough City Council Natural Environment Grant.
Having received funding for 20 bird boxes, the Landscape Champions then walked around the estate last week with Charlotte Wildermoth to decide where the bird boxes should be positioned.
Deerleap resident, Wendy Smith, was delighted: “There are a wide variety of birds in the area and it will be good to have the nest boxes in the trees so that the residents of Deerleap can have their very own version of Springwatch!”
Charlotte Wildermoth added: “This is a fantastic idea that the Landscape Champions have had and we hope that the bird boxes will be a talking point for the community and increase residents’ interest in the wildlife around their homes.”