Wymondham Town Council installs new birdboxes

Posted 13/05/2024 : By: Trevor Gurney

Wymondham Town Council Installs New Bird Boxes


At November 2023's LEET (Leisure, Environment, Enterprise and Tourism) Committee Meeting Councillors unanimously agreed to commission The Shed Wymondham to make 10 bird boxes for Town Council managed green spaces.  A resident had asked if it was possible to install one or two boxes in Priory Gardens; the Committee agreed that it would be in keeping with our environment and biodiversity policy to install more.  The Shed made a selection of boxes with round holes and letterbox style openings to suit, for example, members of the tit family and robins among others.


Cllrs Annette James and Lucy Nixon - who proposed and seconded respectively the motion to LEET - took delivery of the finished boxes recently from outgoing Shed Chair Andrew Clark and some of the team who made them.  Andrew said "it was a pleasure for our members to use their skills to make these boxes from sustainably sourced wood and bird-friendly paint and we enjoyed collaborating with the Town Council on this project."  All the boxes were quickly installed by the Grounds Team around the town in Priory Gardens, The Queen Elizabeth Memorial Garden (Chandlers Hill), Toll's Meadow, Kett's Park and Becketswell.   


Birds need new homes too and we hope our feathered friends will enjoy their new luxury apartments!


PHOTO CAPTION: Cllrs Nixon and James collecting the boxes from Andrew Clarke (L) and Shed members 


PHOTO CAPTION: One of the new bird boxes installed and ready for a resident