New birds eye view for visitors to Fosse Meadows

New Fosse Meadows Bird Hide
New Fosse Meadows bird hide opened February 2014

A brand new bird hide has been created at Fosse Meadows Nature Park, near Sharnford.

Officially opened by Councillor Clements and the Friends of Fosse Meadows on Wednesday 19 February (photo bottom of page), the hide will enable visitors to get a great view of the nature area, which includes a sand martin wall.

The project has been delivered by Blaby District Council in partnership with the Friends of Fosse Meadows, a local voluntary group who work to improve the site.

It has been funded by a variety of sources including Stepping Stones, a partnership project that aims to improve green space in the county, and Leicestershire County Council Community Forums.

Cllr. Clements
Cllr. Clements

Councillor Clements, portfolio holder for Corporate Service, Performance and Leisure, said:

“Fosse Meadows is a fantastic site for people to visit to relax and keep active. With the addition of the new birdhide visitors will be able to get closer to nature and to see birds and animals they may not normally see.”

The Fosse Meadows site has extensive paths through flower meadows and woodlands and a picnic area with play equipment. It is a great place for bird spotting, and also has a wildlife lake as well as the bird hide.

If you would like to get involved with the Friends of Fosse Meadows or would like to volunteer at other green space sites please email or call James Poynton on 0116 272 7704.

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