More trees are being planted to green up Owston Ferry

More trees are set to be planted in the village of Owston Ferry as part of a scheme of work by North Lincolnshire Council and the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 9:00 am
Councillors Ron Allcock and David Rose, pictured with parish councillors Ian Walker, Chairman, Cath Edward, Barbara Wood and Ann Parkin, tree planting in Owston Ferry as part of a initiative by North Lincolnshire Council. Picture: Marie Caley NEPB Tree Planting MC 1

A total of nine new trees are planned for sites throughout the village and more will be planted in the future when suitable sites are found.

The new trees include two commemorative oak trees to be planted either side of the Owston Ferry war memorial to honour those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership will also be carrying out further improvement works around the village including:

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Clearing scrub at the Owston Ferry Kinaird Castle site and Local Nature Reserve

Providing an accessible footpath with seating around the nature reserve

Providing nesting boxes for birds and bats

The work undertaken by the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), made possible thanks to National Lottery Players.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We are passionate about our local nature reserves in North Lincolnshire and we have well over the national target of one hectare of designated reserve per 1,000 of the population.

“Not only are the reserves important for protecting biodiversity, but they are great places to escape to keep fit and active.”

Councillor David Rose, ward member for Axholme South, said: “It is fantastic to see these improvement works taking place at Owston Ferry with support from the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership. Hopefully it will encourage even more people to visit Owston Ferry to enjoy the reserve and discover a piece of local hidden history.”