6.1 C
Harrow on the Hill
Monday, November 30, 2020
Home Business Hillingdon Council invest £88,000 into Ruislip Woods

Hillingdon Council invest £88,000 into Ruislip Woods

Hillingdon Council has invested £88,000 to acquire a further 30 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland in Ruislip Woods, to manage and protect for future generations to enjoy.

The council worked with Ruislip Woods Trust to acquire Copse Wood, which will become part of the council-owned Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve. The nature reserve consists of 726 acres and constitutes 10 per cent of ancient, semi-natural woodland in Greater London.

The new woodland will now be protected from development and important habitats, species and geology will be preserved. Regular maintenance work will be carried out by the council’s green spaces team to ensure that members of the public can enjoy the walking routes around the area.

Council management works will include coppicing, construction and maintenance of woodland furniture, clearance of non-native plant species and path and bridleway maintenance.

The council is now applying for funding to employ an education officer for the area to deliver an environmental education programme to primary aged schoolchildren.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, said: “Ruislip Woods encompasses one of the most extensive oak and hornbeam coppice woods in south east England, and it is imperative that we continue to protect ancient woodlands in our borough.

“Copse Wood is a really important area of land with many species of trees, plants and flowers, and we’re delighted that it will now become part of our nature reserve. Hillingdon is one of London’s greenest boroughs and the council will continue to invest in the management and protection of its woodlands, award-winning parks and open spaces.”

For more information on Ruislip Woods Nature Reserve, including walking routes, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/leisure

Recent Posts

17-year-old girl knocked to the ground causing her to lose consciousness by man in Watford

Detectives in Watford investigating an assault are appealing for further witnesses to come forward and are particularly keen to trace a man who is...

Harrow Leisure Centre to reopen following lockdown restrictions being eased

Local leisure centres in Harrow are set to reopen after being given the green light by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  Harrow Leisure Centre and Bannister...

Police launch murder investigation after 62-year-old woman found dead in Greenford

Met Police have announced that a murder investigation has been launched after the death of a 62-year-old woman in Greenford. Police were called at approximately...

University of Cambridge and St Luke’s Hospice team up to create fellowship to improve end-of-life care

University of Cambridge and St Luke's Hospice (Harrow and Brent) create the first ever fully Hospice-funded PhD Fellowship to improve end-of-life care in care...

Top Posts

Teenage boy stabbed to death in Harrow

A teenager has died after he suffered fatal stab injuries in Harrow today (12 November). The male is believed to be aged 17 and police...

Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge to host half-term family tours

Hillingdon Council’s Battle of Britain Bunker Exhibition and Visitor Centre in Uxbridge will be opening its doors to families throughout October half-term (Monday 26...

19-year-old man rushed to hospital after being shot outside train station in Harrow

There has been a shooting tonight near Sudbury Hill Station, Greenford Road.  Multiple reports have been sent to Harrow Online and one person posted on...

Hillingdon’s waste service wins ‘Best Team of the Year’ award

Hillingdon Council’s waste and recycling service won the Best Team of the Year Award at this year’s Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee awards (LARAC)...