CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS POWERED BY WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION

Thursday 24th September 2015

Volunteers from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s ‘All Paths Lead to the Hill’ project are celebrating having received funding from Western Power Distribution to continue their ground-breaking work.

The volunteers have been for the last 18 months to encourage more people to visit Robinswood Hill Country Park by making it more accessible. Dense scrub has been removed to recreate far-reaching views over the City, fencing has been upgraded and paths restored and over the past few weeks new interpretation boards have been installed at the seven entrances to the park to help people to visit and find their way around the hill.

“We are extremely grateful for the funding from Western Power Distribution.” Said Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Community Officer, Nicky Simpson. “We can buy specialist tools to help with the tasks each week that enable an amazing amount of work to get done by our enthusiastic and dedicated team.”

Since 2013, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) has run the innovative All Paths Lead to the Hill project at Robinswood Hill Country Park, working with local communities to inspire them to use this fantastic asset on their doorstep. In the first two year, GWT has seen a huge increase in visitor numbers and has recently taken over the Café which opens on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays each week.

"Western Power Distribution is pleased to support this community focused project,” said Tracy Carr of Western Power Distribution. “All too often we jump in our cars to go and explore the countryside and get close to nature, when often we have amazing facilities within walking distance of our homes offering wonderful facilities like those at Robinswood Hill. I would encourage everyone to help preserve these wonderful places for everyone to enjoy."

The volunteer group runs once a month on the last Friday of each month throughout the year and new volunteers are always welcome. Contact info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk to find out more.