Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve Public Consultation

There are some exciting improvements underway in the next phase of work at Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve in Accrington.

Ribble Rivers Trust, Hyndburn Council and the Prospects Foundation have teamed up to deliver further work at the site.

In 2018 the local council thrilled local residents by purchasing area known as Pleck Meadows; making Peel Park and the Coppice the largest Local Nature Reserve in Lancashire. Now, this much-loved local space is seeing it’s improvements and habitat management progressing even further.

Featuring multiple unique habitats that are a haven for a wide variety of species, the next phase of works looks to further enhance this area for both wildlife and people. Some of the plans include introducing new habitat management, installing new footpaths, creating a new wetland habitat. Plus we will be encouraging the local community to participate in conservation activities at the site.

Gemma McMullan, Local Nature Reserve Project Officer at the Prospects Foundation, says; “We have a group of volunteers that meet every Monday and help to manage the valuable wildlife habitats at the reserve. Everyone is welcome to come along and get involved.  We’re excited about our plans over the coming months and would love to have people’s opinions on the proposed works and any other ideas that you may have.”

This will remain open until 30th June, with the results available online once the consultation has ended. In addition we will also be holding two consultation events on site on the 14th & 18th June at the Plantation Road entrance from 10am to 12pm. Anyone can feel free to visit and ask any questions.

Funded by the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the works are part of the ongoing HEAL (Health & Environmental Action Lancashire) project. This aims to help with nature recovery, and connect people to the outdoors. HEAL will create and restore habitats whilst improving health and wellbeing across Lancashire.

For further information, please contact Ribble Rivers Trust via

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