Meeting to make Portishead 'pioneering, wildlife-friendly town' to be held tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 June 2019

Chris Sperring with Orion the Tawny owl and sisters Millie, 10, and Kiera, 6, at Wild Nailsea.

Chris Sperring with Orion the Tawny owl and sisters Millie, 10, and Kiera, 6, at Wild Nailsea.

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A public meeting will be held in Portishead tomorrow (Wednesday), with hopes of making it a 'pioneering, wildlife-friendly town'.

Wild Portishead will host a meeting at the Folk Hall, in High Street, at 7.30pm.

Wildlife expert Chris Sperring MBE will give a presentation before a public participation session, with hopes of creating a plan to boost nature in the town.

Jonathan Mock, founding member of Wild Portishead, said: "Portishead has come under enormous pressures due to rapid development in the past few years.

"Our green spaces are under threat and the more we lose them the more we lose our wildlife and that connection everyone should have, be it the buzz of bees or the song of a blackbird. With the recent national alarm at the threat to wildlife it's never been more pressing to act."

"Small changes can have big positive impacts and I'd like Portishead to be seen as a pioneering, wildlife-friendly town."

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