• Reed Bed Project – Westley Vale Millennium Green


    Veronica Treadwell from the Friends of Westley Vale Millennium Green shares the news about an exciting new project in her local open space: 

     “After fourteen months from our first application, we were fortunate to secure funding from Severn Trent to create a reed bed on our Millennium Green. With wetland plants along the length of the stream between the two bridges, and wild flower mix to the surrounding area, the reed bed will not only provide a filter system for the heavily polluted Westley Brook, but will also attract a wide variety of wild life to the area.

    The work took five days to complete, with a digger and dumper truck on site for two and a half days, then general tiding up until day five when we were all able to get involved in the best bit of sewing the seeds!

    Two weeks on and the green shoots are beginning to show – how exciting is that! Although the work on the site was quite startling, the end result will be well worth the wait. What started as an area of disused scrubland, has opened up the stream where the water quality has already improved and we will have a wonderful reed bed which is already attracting a variety of wildlife.

    With thanks to Severn Trent, Robert Martyr Project Manager, Lee Copplestone from WatersideCare and Rosemary Pettigrew, Trustee, who was successful in the fundraising.”

    Posted on 28th October 2021