Biodiversity initiatives, actioned by 4th Corner Landscaping, at Spiceball Park in Banbury are making the riverside a haven for wildlife. A tree planting programme is creating new habitats and adding to the flora and fauna of the area.
Banbury Town Council’s contractors 4th Corner Landscaping are planting hazel trees. This will provide food for birds and animals that live close the waterway.
In the months ahead, the landscaping firm will plant ferns and wild flowers between the trees. This will create new habitats for smaller animals such as voles, mice and hedgehogs.
Amanda Ransom, director of the landscaping business, said:
“We’re committed to working practices that are sympathetic to the natural environment.
“Improving biodiversity is a way of making progress with environmental initiatives.”
Cllr Colin Clarke, chairman of the council’s general services committee, said:
“Spiceball offers exciting opportunities to improve the biodiversity of the area.
“4th Corner is creating new habitats and providing food and cover that will attract wildlife.
“Work to improve the riverside in the park started in 2015. It was a town council project with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.
“The work with BBOWT is continuing and has been extended to Hanwell Brook Wetland Area, Bridge Street Park and the Mineral Railway.”