By creating green routes in Solihull we will connect parks, urban centres and employment sites, improving access for everyone.
Wildlife Ways is supporting our environment by investing in lots of projects ranging from planting up our verges and our parks to revitalising our wetlands, woodlands and grasslands. By supporting our environment in this way we will soon see a more diverse range of plants and animals in our borough.
Our greener network will also absorb CO2 emissions, help guard against flooding and reduce pollution.
Another feature of Wildlife Ways is the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s (GBSLEP) Habitats Grants Programme. This supports smaller organisations in Solihull – plus Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock, East Staffs, Lichfield, Redditch, Tamworth and Wyre Forest – to improve the conservation status of land in the GBSLEP area.
Please note that the Small Habitats Grant Programme is continuing to accept applications irrespective of the current Covid-19 lockdown. The next round closes on 31st July 2020.
For all enquiries regarding applications for a grant, please email Esif@solihull.gov.uk or telephone 0121 704 6024.
Solihull Bees and Trees Project
We have started the Solihull Bees and Trees project, a year-long scheme which includes woodlands and grassland management works.
Bees and Trees is part of the Wildlife Ways / Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s (GBSLEP) Small Habitats Grants Programme – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
This programme supports a wide range of habitat and nature improvements across the borough and beyond. The Solihull Bees and Trees Project will ensure better conservation for over 23 hectares of habitat.
Woodland management works have recently been completed at Browns Coppice, Cut Throat Coppice, Elmdon Coppice, Elmdon Nature Park, Coldlands Wood and Lavender Hall Park.
Later this year we will be undertaking some improvements to local grassland areas. Keep returning here for more details.