New information boards unveiled by Mayor of Poole
Friday 16th September 2016
The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion has unveiled two new information boards at Holes bay and organised a litter pick as part of the Great Heath project.
Two new information boards were installed by Borough of Poole, sponsored by McDonalds, were unveiled by Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion alongside Holes Bay Local Nature Park. The boards were designed by Dorset Wildlife Trust to add to the two already installed as part of the Great Heath Project, with support from Borough of Poole.
New boards inform readers of the rare wildlife in the area
The new boards inform readers of the rare wildlife, local history and how to protect the area, with acts such as avoiding disturbing birds of the harbour following the Poole Harbour Bait digging code.
Litter pick with 22 McDonalds staff and children
Before 22 McDonald’s staff and children embarked on a litter pick along Holes Bay, Cllr Dion unveiled the new information boards with the help of a staff member’s child. Highlighting the importance of Poole Harbour’s wildlife, and the significance of the Harbour to the environment as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Cllr Dion thanked Dorset Wildlife Trust for their valuable work and dedicated part.
More litter picks to come, to protect this special place
Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion said “I was really impressed to see so many staff from McDonalds getting behind the Company’s commitment to the local community by helping with the litter pick. Over 15 bags of rubbish were collected and hopefully our local residents and visitors will appreciate the work done here today and, of course, the information boards. Thanks to McDonalds this isn’t a ‘one off’ event, I look forward to the future litter picks that they are contributing to.”
Find out more about The Great Heath project here.
Notes to editors
Through the wider Great Heath Living Landscape project led by Dorset Wildlife Trust a total of £4.7 million was raised to buy, in April 2014, 20 lots of the Canford Estate for the benefit of people and wildlife find out more information here.
Of the 20 lots purchased Borough of Poole has acquired three, which allows the creation of two new open spaces, Arrowsmith Coppice and Corfe Hills West, and the extension of a third Part of Delph Woods adjoining woodland already owned by Borough of Poole. The sites will become public open space managed as natural habitats.
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