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Thursday 26 January 2023

Local volunteers and members of Salisbury Wildlife Group plant hedgerow in new wildlife meadows to benefit the environment

On Tuesday 10 January, a dozen volunteers from the local neighbourhood plus members of the Salisbury Wildlife Group braved the wet weather to plant hedgerow at the newly created Fisherton Wildlife Meadows.

With the expertise and tools kindly provided by the Salisbury Wildlife Group, 80 metres of native hedge whips were planted on the day. The hedgerows will be very beneficial to wildlife, providing fantastic habitat, cover and food for animals, birds and insects.

The Fisherton Wildlife Meadows are a new project by Salisbury City Council using land that were previously grazing paddocks to create areas with the primary aim of being beneficial to nature. Through the combined effort of volunteers and the City Council’s Grounds Team, it is intended to be a space to create wildflower meadows, plant trees and more hedging and hopefully a wildlife pond.

One of the Leaders of the City Council, Cllr Victoria Charleston said, “Thank you to everyone who battled the elements to plant hedgerow at Fisherton Wildlife Meadows. The Meadows is a fantastic new initiative that will benefit wildlife and improve biodiversity and it is just one of many activities the City Council are undertaking to help the environment in Salisbury.”