Volunteers provide important input into the management of Brocks Hill Country Park, as well as Fludes Lane and Pochin's Bridge: our other natural greenspaces in the Borough.
The long established conservation volunteer team assists the Park Ranger in fulfilling the objectives of Brocks Hill's management plan. Work includes undertaking footpath maintenance, scrub control, woodland management, meadow management, tree pruning, coppicing, hedgelaying, gardening and litterpicking. Occasional corporate volunteer tasks are held throughout the year and students from South Leicester College assist with gardening and growing fruit and vegetables on the raised beds.
Due to a recently completed Heritage Lottery-funded volunteer project, we are currently at capacity for practical volunteers at Brocks Hill. However, we do have space for those interested in recording wildlife at the country park.
The wildlife survey volunteers carry out regular surveys throughout the country park, including bee, bird and butterfly transects. Survey work is an important part of conservation management; it allows us to see population trends and provides a basis for the practical conservation work we carry out. If you have an interest or specialism in wildlife surveying at Brocks Hill, please get in touch.
For more information, please call (0116) 288 8961 or email at CSC@oadby-wigston.gov.uk .
Last updated: Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:33 am