Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Sands Lane Meadows

Purchase 12 acres of meadows in Inkberrow, Worcestershire- the owner is forced to sell due to family bereavement. They are a designated Local Wildlife Site, but sadly this gives them no legal protection. We wish to protect the existing flowers and hedgerows and enhance their wildlife value.

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It ran from 5:15 PM, 21 August 2011 to 5:15 PM, 21 August 2011

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Situation

Only 2% of all of England's pre-war wildflower meadows survive and c.20% of all of these are in Worcestershire. Meadows continue to be under threat from neglect, damage, over grazing and development. The flowers and grasses of meadows support myriad wildlife from insects to the birds that feed and shelter in them so their loss affects many species.

Solution

The meadows are attractive prospects for purchasers seeking pony paddocks - a use which will destroy their floral diversity. The trust will seek to enhance the wildlife value of the site and importantly use this process to work with other landowners who may be in a position to manage their own land more sympathetically.