WILDLIFE WAYS – Solihull

Please find below the latest update regarding our superb Wildlife Ways project. In each case  These areas will then be closely monitored to reduce competition from grass and weeds like docks and thistle. By July, we are expecting wildflower displays which should be significantly beneficial to our pollinating insects.

Bickenhill Ward:

Route D (Chester Road-Marston Green Railway Station)

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, during next week our highways contractors Balfour Beatty LP will be commencing works on the section of Route D along Bickenhill Road between Elm Farm Avenue and Lyndon Croft/Low Brook Culvert. This work is subject to other works progressing as forecast. Initially the works will start at Elm Farm Avenue and will be undertaken in small stretches to minimise disruption.

Low Brook, Marston Green/Kingshurst Brook Open Spaces, Chester Road Roundabout

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, during next week our grassland management contractor Ventureserve plan to re-seed our parks and open spaces, and idverde a roundabout, with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

Blythe Ward:

Route 12

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, landscape contractor idverde will next week be laying wildflower turf along Stratford Road. The locations have had initial treatment and will be topped with a sand bed to reduce competition from grass, which will help the new flowers establish. The turf should produce impressive flower displays into spring and over the summer months, and will be particularly beneficial to our declining pollinating insects.

Hillfield Park

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, our grassland management contractor Ventureserve plan to re-seed our parks and open spaces with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

Chelmsley Wood Ward:

Chester Road Roundabout/Moorland Avenue, Coleshill Heath Road

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, our grassland management contractor idverde plan to re-seed a number of grass verges with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

Elmdon Ward:

Elmdon Park

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, during next week our grassland management contractor Ventureserve and idverde plan to re-seed our parks and open spaces with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

Kingshurst & Fordbridge Ward:

Meriden and Babbs Mill Parks, Cole Bank Open Space

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, during next week our grassland management contractor Ventureserve and idverde plan to re-seed our parks and open spaces with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

Silhill Ward:

Route C

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, weather and current events permitting, it is proposed to install two new parallel crossings near the junction of Cornyx Lane and Yew Tree Lane.

Whilst it was initially intended to postpone these works during the current Covid-19 lockdown period we are now in a position to complete the crossings, whilst ensuring public access to essential shops and services in the area is maintained. Subject to your feedback we are looking to do this as early as next week.

The new parallel crossings come under the Wildlife Ways scheme, as part of Route C which goes between Union Road and Damson Parkway.

Smithswood Ward:

Auckland Drive, Chester Road, Meriden Drive

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, our grassland management contractor idverde plan to re-seed a number of grass verges with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

St Alphege Ward:

Brueton Park and Streetsbrook Public Open Space

As part of the £16.8 million Wildlife Ways programme, our grassland management contractor Ventureserve plan to re-seed our parks and open spaces with wildflower seed mixes. These works were carried out last year, but require additional treatment due to the wet weather we had over winter.

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