Council receives nearly £14,000 to improve North Lincolnshire nature reserve

Councillor Liz Redfern.
Councillor Liz Redfern.

A new path is going to be installed through Brumby Wood Local Nature Reserve in Scunthorpe thanks to £13,888 of funding from SITA UK that will greatly improve access through the woods.

Volunteers worked with the council to secure this funding that will make the woodland more accessible to visitors.

Brumby Wood is ancient semi-natural woodland with diverse flora and fauna. With bluebells, wild garlic, wood avens and wood anemone in abundance throughout the spring it’s a fantastic place to explore. The adjacent meadow is currently in full flower with plants such as black knapweed attracting a wide variety of butterflies, bees and moths.

The funding will improve areas where the gradients are steep and the ground underfoot is poorly drained. Work to install the path is expected to start in the autumn.

The funding for the project has been supported through SITA Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme. SITA Trust provides funding to community improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

The environment team is always on the lookout for new volunteers for outdoor conservation work. If this is something you would be interested in doing, get in touch with the team by emailing: or

Councillor Liz Redfern (pictured), leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The improvements at Brumby Wood Local Nature Reserve will make a huge difference. It is a wonderful spot with lots of great potential. This funding will allow for a path to be installed through the woodland, which will provide great access for visitors. This is a fantastic Local Nature Reserve in the heart of Scunthorpe that should be used by people.

“Thank you to the volunteers who dedicate lots of their time maintaining the woodland and other local nature reserves working with our environment team. They do a fantastic job and this funding wouldn’t have been possible without them.”