£10,000 transformation of Haxey Nature Reserve completed

Planning and Environment
10:45, Monday, 3rd October 2022

A popular nature reserve has been transformed – creating an attractive destination for local wildlife and visitors alike.

In a dramatic makeover, tree works and scrub clearing have created areas for wildflowers to flourish at Axholme Line Nature Reserve in Haxey.

Access to the seven-hectare site has also been enhanced, making it easier for people to enjoy the abundance of wildlife that flocks to the site.

The regeneration, made possible thanks to a £9,750 grant from the FCC Communities Foundation, comes as the council drives forward its Green Future commitment – slashing carbon emissions, planting trees and achieving net zero by 2030.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for environment, said:

“This substantial investment has helped to improve an already beautiful reserve, making it easier for more families to walk among this haven for butterflies and birds.

“Protecting wildlife habitats and developing new areas for species to thrive is at the heart of our Green Future policy. By working together we can make North Lincolnshire cleaner, greener and healthier, now and for future generations.”

Photograph shows a chainsaw carving of the Haxey Fool at the Axholme Line Nature Reserve

Carving of the Haxey Fool at the Axholme Line Nature Reserve

Penny Horne, spokesperson for FCC Communities Foundation, said: “It’s wonderful to see a project completed that will benefit both the natural environment and the local community.

“FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for biodiversity projects that are accessible to the general public and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”

Read more about the plan for A Green Future on our website.

To find out more about the many projects taking place on the Isle of Axholme, please visit the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership website.