Wild About Tamworth
Wild About Tamworth
“A partnership between Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Tamworth Borough Council and the communities of Tamworth to improve the Borough’s wild places to benefit both people and wildlife”.
Wild about Tamworth celebrates after picking up the Heart of England In Bloom Community Achievement Award!
Judges stated that the project has become “a very impressive example of bringing a range of communities from across the Borough together to improve their local environment in a cohesive and sustainable manner.”
The Wild About Tamworth Initiative
Initiated in September 2003, Wild about Tamworth involves local people in improving the wild spaces of Tamworth for both people and wildlife. Tamworth Borough Council commission part of the service with the rest of the work funded through external grants.
Through Wild about Tamworth (WAT), valuable sites are designated as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs), while local community conservation groups are established to manage the sites which are important to them.
Find out more information about the existing Local Nature Reserves and sites in Tamworth Borough:
And find out about Tamworth's Big Tree Plant!
Environmental Stewardship in Tamworth
Tamworth Borough Council and the Wild About Tamworth partnership are currently reviewing the Borough Council’s landholding with a view to entering a significant proportion of the estate into Natural England’s Environmental Stewardship scheme.
Environmental Stewardship, and specifically the Higher-Level Stewardship scheme is a ten-year commitment to enhancing and managing sites for their wildlife, historical, landscape and community interest. The scheme provides appropriate funding in order to carryout a wide variety of tasks and, subject to availability, a contribution to a selection of capital items and works.
The scheme will enhance and support the work of volunteers on sites across Tamworth. Management activities funded through the scheme will existing management tasks and those proposed in the site management plans.
This service also provides the opportunity for local schools and other groups to visit Local Nature Reserves near to them.
The WAT Officer can organise learning activities on Local Nature Reserves or other settings. These can include mini-beast hunts, bird watching and exploring the environment using different senses.
Tamworth and District Wildlife Group holds talks in the winter and leads guided walks in and around Tamworth in the summer. The talks are held on the first Tuesday of each month at St Francis' Church, Masefield Drive, Tamworth, B79 8JB.
If you would like a programme of conservation tasks, guided walks, talks and events in Tamworth, you can download it from the Related Documents at the top of this page.
For further information about any aspects of the project, please contact "Wild about Tamworth” Officer Lindsey Bates on 01827 59912 or 07970 067711.
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