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Youngsters urged to join in new project at Hornby Plantation

Posted onPosted on 10th Oct

The Friends of Hornby Plantation in Mansfield Woodhouse is launching a project funded by the Postcode Local Trust — and is looking to involve young outdoor enthusiasts from local schools and groups.

The Hornby Wildlife Village project will see the building and maintaining of a new habitat area, with the aim of encouraging as many species as possible.

The friends are a small conservation group who help to preserve the woodland and park area that is owned by Mansfield District Council.

The £800 awarded will be put towards buying equipment and materials needed for the development to come to life, including hedgehog homes, insect manors, bat boxes and more.

Players of the Postcode Lottery made the project possible and plans are now under way to get the venture up and running.

It is hoped the project will encourage a new generation of friends for the group, so that the work of the volunteers can be continued well into the future.

Co Coun Joyce Bosnjak said: “The friends have created a fun and rewarding project that will really engage local children.

“I recommend that groups and schools register an interest and get involved.”

To find out more about the project and how to get involved, search for the Friends of Hornby Plantation on Facebook or Twitter.