Fun day at Worcester's Newtown Green - 1st June

Monday 22nd May 2017

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Residents of Newtown Green are being invited to a fun day to find out what they would like to happen to their green spaces.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust has joined forces with Fortis Living Housing Association, Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Trust to look at how the green spaces, including a wildflower meadow, can be better managed for both wildlife and Ronkswood residents. The fun day will take place on Thursday 1st June.

Paul Edwards, Community Officer for Fortis Living, explained “We’re really excited by this new partnership and are looking for residents in the Newtown Green area to come forward and be part of it.

“We’d love to know what residents would like in their green spaces and we really want to make a difference for wildlife here too – a healthy environment for wildlife is a healthy place for people too!”

Drawing competition, archery, nature walks

Residents will be able to try their hand at archery and tug of war or head out to discover the wonders of the natural world on short guided walks.

Fortis Living will be running a drawing competition for under 16s to celebrate the start of the project. Entrants are invited to use their imagination to paint, drawn or create a picture to show the unique and wonderful wildlife and landscape of Newtown Green. Entries should be submitted by 10.45am on 1st June and judging will take place at 11am.

Staff from Worcester City Council will be inviting people to help them build a path between Newtown Green and Nunnery Wood to help keep residents’ feet mud-free during wetter months.

Rupert Brakspear, Senior Engagement Officer for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, commented “This is a great opportunity for local residents to come together, explore their local area and have a say in how we can make it better for people and for wildlife.

“The meadow at the heart of Newtown Green has got real potential to be a fantastic place for people to relax, enjoy a walk and be inspired by the sights and sounds of nature.”

Cheryl Fereday of Worcester Community Trust added “We’ll have a wide variety of activities on offer including karate, dance, tug of war, football and more.

“As well as short guided walks to discover the wonders of the natural world, this is a great opportunity to try something new.”

The event takes place between 10am and 3pm on Thursday 1st June. Nature walks for families with children over the age of five years will take place at 11am and 2pm. Archery, walking football, tug of war, karate and more will take place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

The event is taking place during Wild Worcester Week.  

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