We have very recently received approval of our application for £18,500 to the Postcode Local Trust to develop “Fosseway Heath, Nature Reserve and Wetlands”. This will enable the Trust to develop the Heritage Towpath Trail along the route of the canal by creating a proper surfaced towpath giving improved access to all, especially those from the existing and proposed further housing developments near to this site. A circuit will provide disabled & push-chair friendly access with board-walks through a planned wetland area.
Since 1800 over 80% of the UK's heathland has been lost. Staffordshire has an established plan to recreate rare lowland heathland, providing “stepping stones” for improving biodiversity. Our development at Fosseway will make a valuable contribution to this and also recognises its importance as a site for linnets, some migratory birds and small mammals. The Trust will be working closely with conservation and wildlife experts from a number of organisations. We expect to be able to start work in October and we need to have completed the Postcode Local Trust funded work a year later.
Read more about Lowland Heathland here.
Postcode Local Trust
This grant-giving body, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, caught our attention in March when we submitted a bid for a new project matching their criteria. It provides opportunities to community groups and charities with grants up to £20,000 to fund projects of local importance which support wildlife areas, sustainability initiatives, local outdoor spaces and citizenship volunteering programmes.
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