Greening around Colton Parish

Sep 20, 2022

Over the last few months, Colton Parish Council has been working with Rusland Horizons to enrich the biodiversity in four patches across our Parish. The project has been funded by Cumbria County Council as part of a much bigger initiative to create, improve or restore verges and hedges, and small plots of land close to the roadside.

So far, with the help of lots of fantastic volunteers from the local community, we have planted native wildflowers seeds in the polytunnel at Abbots Reading, which we will use in future schemes.

We have also planted native wildflower plugs on the green next to Oxen Park Reading Room, to help attract and support butterflies and other insects.

All the seeds and plugs used were chosen because of their local origins and their ability to thrive in local conditions.

We joined with the family and friends of Tim Fleming to help create a traditional mixed species hedge. This will not only function as a home for birds, small mammals, and insects, but provide a wildlife corridor and help to restore an eroded track.

There are two more sites in the pipeline. Opportunities to get involved will be published on the Rusland Horizons’ website in due course, see: https://www.ruslandhorizons.org/

In the meantime, if you want to see for yourself, you can go along to Oxen Park Reading Room, grid reference SD317873, or the footpath at Thwaite Moss, Rusland, grid reference SD340898.

More News

Parish Council Elections, apply now!

Westmorland and Furness Council is calling on all community heroes to step up and become a parish, or town councillor in the 2 May 2024 elections. What do councillors do? Local councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and...

Fibrus Fund open for applications

Fibrus Fund The Fibrus Community Fund Cumbria was established by Fibrus in 2023. The Fund is aimed at addressing digital poverty and exists to support the work of communities in particular areas of Cumbria, to provide access to digital technology for the most...

Road closure-C5024 Haverthwaite-1st Nov

A temporary road closure has been put in place to allow Electricity North West to carry out utility works which are expected to commence 1st November 2023 and anticipated to take 1 day to complete. Please see below details of the extents of the restriction and any...

Free trees for Community Groups

The Woodland Trust is giving away free trees to Town & Parish Councils…  Since 2010, The Woodland Trust has given away 13 million free trees to schools and communities across the UK.  We want to make sure everybody has the chance to plant a tree, so we’re still...

Community grant applications welcome!

Colton Parish Council has allocated an amount of money to support initiatives in your community!   Are you a keen individual who wants to organise an event for your village? Are you part of a community group that can’t find a grant to buy equipment? Or are you a...

Skip to content