Harwich Town Council

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Join wildflower planting in Dovercourt this weekend

Volunteers are invited to help plant wildflowers in an area of Cliff Park, Dovercourt, on Saturday (7 March).

Horticultural staff from Tendring District Council (TDC) want to work with the community to prepare an area of ground on the mound and plant 300 wildflower plugs, which will help to attract insects and butterflies and improve biodiversity.

Species to be planted include yarrow, common knapweed, meadow cranesbill, white campion, red clover, wild primrose, birds foot trevoil, wild foxglove and vetches.

Small trees, including oak, field maple, poplar and hazel, will also be planted.

Planting will begin at 10am and volunteers are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Tools and refreshments will be provided.

Cliff Park has held Green Flag status for a number of years, and community involvement through events such as these are an important part of achieving this prestigious award.

Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said the wildflowers would be a beautiful addition to Cliff Park.

“Not only will these flowers further brighten up an already vibrant park area, but they will play an important role in helping nature to flourish,” Cllr Talbot said.

“One of the best things about Cliff Park is the way the community are so involved and invested in its upkeep, making it the green heart of Dovercourt.”

For further details email openspaceenquiries@tendringdc.gov.uk.


For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.

Picture shows Cliff Park with its Green Flag award in 2018. Picture: Will Lodge/TDC