We are a group of residents who are interested in making Derwenthorpe a great place for nature to live, as well as for people. We are doing this in practical ways, working with and supported by JRHT landscaping staff and St Nicks. So far, we have made some improvements along the cycle path by planting wildflower plant plugs and sowing wildflower seeds, along with some lopping and pruning, using the brash to build habit piles. Our local children have helped us build a rather splendid bug hotel in the KidZone. We have also helped scythe the sheep field and mulch some of our beautiful trees, along with underplanting the small wooded area between the jubilee pond and Lotherington Mews with 1000 each of bluebell and wood anemone bulbs.
There are many opportunities in this lovely place we call “home” for us to develop and improve the natural informal green spaces in a sensitive way, that will ensure our natural environment is conserved, maintained and improved. The support and interest from JRHT is vital, and we work and meet with their staff, to discuss how we can develop our ideas.
If you want to get involved, or have any ideas to share on how we can help nature flourish in Derwenthorpe, please email email@example.com.
We’ve got news about two new paths, and about maintenance of the public green space.
Come join us maintaining the Sheep Field!
Since we put a small item in the most recent LotsOn (late May) we have had 20+ households say they are interested in a group scheme to purchase solar panels, hopefully at a discount. That’s not the end of the story! We hope that many more Derwenthorpe residents will choose to take part – the […]
We are a group of residents who have been working with JRHT since September 2018. Our joint aim is to make Derwenthorpe a better home for nature, as well as for people, working within JRHT’s conservation plan. We’ve doing this in lots of practical ways, such as planting bulbs, collecting meadow cuttings, building bug hotels, […]