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Walsall MP pays visit to Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve

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Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve in Willenhall is about to undergo a series of improvements, thanks to a £75,000 grant from the Veolia Foundation.

Eddie Hughes visit to Fibbersely local nature reserve
Member of Parliament, Eddie Hughes with Walsall Council’s Healthy Spaces team at the Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve

Eddie Hughes MP visited the local nature reserve recently to find out more about Walsall Council’s plans to improve the nature reserve.

The grant will be used to enhance the nature reserve, ensuring it remains a thriving and biodiverse habitat for both flora and fauna. The funding will see developments and improvements such as meadow rewilding, tree planting to improve biodiversity, defined pathways, a new wooden sculpture, and rejuvenated and healthy ponds.

“ Fibbersley local nature reserve is a hidden gem and very much appreciated by the local residents who use it. I’m delighted that this work is going to be taking place and I’m looking forward to coming back to see all the improvements. Green spaces are incredibly important. Around here it’s a fairly densely populated area, and it’s a great opportunity for people to get out of their homes and experience a beautiful green space. “

Eddie Hughes, MP for Walsall North

“ We are delighted to be able to improve Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve thanks to this generous grant from the Veolia Foundation. This is a natural heritage and much-loved green space in Walsall, and we are committed to preserving its natural state. These improvements will make the nature reserve even more welcoming and enjoyable for visitors. “

Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces
Walsall Council

The improvements to Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve are due to be completed in spring 2024.


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