Box clever to help bird population

Worcester could soon be alive with the sound of birdsong, thanks to local environmental charity, the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust.

Jim Haywood, the financial director of Severn Waste Services, which funded the boxes through the Landfill Communities Fund, said: "Through the hard work of Bill Richardson who administers this funding for the company, the project has gone very well, and we have distributed boxes to churches, village halls, primary schools, several National Trust properties and many a number of other organisations."

The trust has put up an owl box in Fort Royal Park and more nest boxes will be distributed in city parks, on Chapter Meadows and along Bromwich Parade on the banks of the Severn. Many different species will be catered for, including, robins, sparrows, owls, tits and kestrels.

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