Residents and volunteers came out to Church Hill Brook in Redditch to help with the final stage of a project to help wildlife, improve the area for people to enjoy and reduce the risk of localised flooding. They got involved in preparing the ground and planting a specially selected range of native plants.
The project, funded by the Natural Networks scheme, has been headed up by North Worcestershire Water Management. A new channel with meanders to help slow the flow of water has been created as well as two new pools. The existing channel has been retained to create a large pond and wetland area. The new habitats will help fish, frogs, toads and other wetland wildlife seek refuge in times of rapidly flowing water.