Public support for Staffordshire town to go 'nature friendly'

THERE has been a good response to an action plan to promote nature and protect wildlife in a Staffordshire town.

More than 250 comments have been received in response to a public consultation in relation to a project launched by Uttoxeter Town Council.

'Uttoxeter Nature Recovery Network' (UNRN) is encouraging townsfolk, planners, developers and businesses to join forces in protecing and preserving habitats in and around the East Staffordshire town.

The comments will be used to analysed to identify actions to be taken in six different categories covered by the project.

A group of partners is working alongside the town council’s biodiversity committee with the aim of encouraging wildlife and nature to thrive in the town.

In March a consultation, including an e-survey and discussion forum, gathered information which has since been analysed to enable the creation of the action plan.

Comments made by respondents have been divided into six categories:

• Making the town greener

• Insect friendly Uttoxeter

• Communication

• Partnerships

• Engaging young people

• Making a difference for wildlife

Carolyn Green, Deputy Mayor and chairman of the biodiversity committee, said: “I was delighted that nearly 60 per cent of the people who responded to the consultation were willing to be actively involved in helping the Uttoxeter Nature Recovery Network initiative.

“The committee wants to encourage all our residents to become involved in helping Uttoxeter’s nature to thrive."

Anyone who would like to be involved in the project should emai:

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