Telford Town Park wins National award for Sustainable Bee Project

Telford Town Park has won the Year of Green Action Bees’ Needs Champion Award amongst 33 other successful applicants. Awarded from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs for its successful implementation of the park’s very own bee hive.

Telford Town Park wins National award for Sustainable Bee Project

The Telford Town Park Bee Project began several years ago, over this time the team have worked to develop stocks of early flowering shrubs, perennials and bulbs alongside other seasonal planting.

After a number of years of bee friendly management across the park, in 2018 the team began to work alongside Alison Wakeman, from Alison’s Bee Class, to educate staff, volunteers and visitors about the importance of bees.

The main aim of the Telford Town Park Bee Project is to increase understanding of the importance of pollinators at the park and within the wider environment; this has included Alison Wakeman offering ‘Bee Keeping Classes for Beginners’ each winter at the visitor centre. Part of the project involves establishing hives within the community garden in the park.

In time the team, working with Alison aim to establish a Telford Bee Keeping group and ultimately an onsite training apiary with the hope of also producing Telford Town Park’s very own honey!

The Telford Town Park Bee Project contributes towards the park’s wider sustainable objectives. The first installation of the bee hive in spring 2019 was just the beginning to a year of improvements. 2019 has also seen Telford Town Park invest in an electric park gator, and electric gardening tools instead of the traditional petrol and diesel options.

Cllr Carolyn Healy, Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy said “What a wonderful achievement for Telford Town Park and the team. We are committed to enhancing biodiversity in our green spaces throughout the borough, and continue to develop even more of these initiatives.”

“A big thank you to the team at Telford Town Park, Alison and the Friends of Telford Town Park who help to look after the bees.”




You might also like

Vote for Telford Town Park

Telford Town Park was last year voted the UK's Best Park in the Fields In Trust awards - and is now bidding to retain its title w.. Read more

Fountains and waterfall set for revamp at Telford Town Park

Telford & Wrekin Council is today celebrating the news that it has received £49,440 funding from .. Read more

Lots of fun at Telford Town Park this holiday

There’s still more than a week left of the school holidays, but if the chocolate is starting to run low and the chi.. Read more

Telford Town Park voted best in the UK!

Telford & Wrekin Council is celebrating after Telford Town Park was voted the Best in the UK by the general public in.. Read more

Telford Town Park in final three for title of UK’s best park!

Telford Town Park is one of three shortlisted for the title of the UK’s best park. Read more

 

Loading...