Major investment to improve Bath’s parks for pollinators and people
We're working with local people to reintroduce sustainable natural habitats to Bath's parks and encourage people to get into nature to improve their health and wellbeing.
Supporting nature in 18 parks
By consulting with local people and exploring how creating new habitats like meadows, ponds, hedgerows and trees can contribute best to the Nature Recovery Network, we will transform the 18 parks for nature.
This project has been made possible by finding from Bath and North East Somerset Council's Community Infrastructure Levy and the West of England Combined Authority’s Pollinator Fund.
Councillor Tim Ball, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services said: “Over the past thirty years, insect populations have declined by more than 30% due to habitat loss. Insect species matter to us all, with pollinators crucial to our food supply, so it’s imperative we reverse the decline. By reintroducing sustainable natural habitats into Bath’s green spaces at scale we’ll boost the city’s biodiversity.
“We also know that spending time in nature has a positive impact on people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, so this investment will not only benefit insects and wildlife but residents and visitors as well.”
Dan Norris, Metro Mayor added: “Pollinators matter – in terms of helping flowers grow, but also in ensuring we can have the delicious West of England produce we’re renowned for year round, and keeping our precious countryside and green spaces maintained and cared for.
“That’s why I'm proud my Mayoral Combined Authority is investing in projects supporting our region’s pollinator friends like this one to improve not one, not two but 18 green spaces in the city - good news for Bathonians, and even better news for its bees.
"This will go a long way to make our amazing city an even better place for locals and pollinators alike to call home, and help my Mayoral Combined Authority in our ambition to make the West the bee and pollinator capital of the whole country.”
Explore our projects...
We are arranging regular community gardening sessions in parks without their own ‘Friends of’ volunteer groups and supporting existing ‘Friends of’ volunteer groups to enhance and maintain the spaces.
If you are interested in supporting more nature in Bath's parks, get in touch.
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