Rugby park abuzz after scooping second award less than a year after opening - The Rugby Observer

Rugby park abuzz after scooping second award less than a year after opening

Andy Morris 4th Dec, 2016   0

NEWBOLD’S Centenary Park has won an award for being bee-friendly.

The Bees’ Needs Award recognises parks and green spaces which have pollinator-friendly environments for bees and other pollinating insects.

Centenary Park, created on the former allotment site off Parkfield Road, opened in March and was designed to be a pollinator’s paradise, with wildlife zones, wildflowers and a butterfly bank created in partnership with the Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation.

The park has quickly become a favourite haunt for a host of pollinating insects, including bees, beetles, butterflies and moths.

The Bees’ Needs Awards were launched to support a government strategy to combat declining numbers of bees and other pollinating insects.

Rugby Borough Council environment spokeswoman Coun Lisa Parker said: “A number of factors have led to the decline in pollinator populations but we can all play a part in combating this decline and supporting the vital role pollinators play in our environment.

“I’m delighted our work at Centenary Park has been recognised with a Bees’ Needs Award, just a year after Caldecott Park received the same accolade.”

The Bees’ Needs Award marks a double success for Centenary Park this year after it received a prestigious Green Flag Award in the summer.


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