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Arden Free Tree Scheme back for 2020

27th July 2020  News  

The Arden Free Tree Scheme is an initiative whereby an individual or group can apply for funding to create hedgerows or small woodlands on their own land, within Solihull.


Hatchford Brook – Back to Nature

27th August 2019

Olton’s Jubilee Park is to benefit from some much-needed environmental improvement works to Hatchford Brook. Hatchford Brook (pictured above) is contained in a concrete channel. This has led to poor …


Meriden Park Wetland Improvements

12th July 2019

As part of the three-year ERDF match-funded Solihull Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, Meriden Park is seeing some major improvements. In recent years there have been problems with silt build …


More ERDF-funded woodland management work completed

19th June 2019

Over the winter months, management has been undertaken to enhance the ecological condition of 35.89 hectares of woodland habitat at the following eight woodlands: Bills Wood Local Nature Reserve (LNR), …


River Cole Habitat Improvement Project Phase 2

19th June 2019

In September 2016, Cole Bank Park Local Nature Reserve in Chelmsley Wood benefitted from a significant habitat improvement project. The project included de-silting ponds and re-profiling a 250 metre section …


Managing our woodlands

6th November 2018

Important woodland management work will be taking place in some of the Borough’s woodlands between November and February through Solihull Council’s Habitat and Nature Improvement Project. The woodlands where management …


Work to start on creating reed bed beside River Cole

19th June 2018

Solihull Council is starting works to improve a drain connection into the River Cole in late June. The works will take place on an area of public open space next …


ERDF awards £7m to help make Solihull greener

11th June 2018

Ambitious plans to improve connections across Solihull with green networks and improved wildlife sites have taken another step forward thanks to an award of £7m from the European Regional Development …


Revamping the site

16th March 2018

We will be working to revamp this site with more current and up to date information.  


ERDF funding boost featured in residents magazine

4th October 2017

Read more about the Solihull Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, which successfully bid for ERDF funding, in Your Solihull, Solihull Council’s quarterly magazine for residents. Read article here Read full magazine …